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Work Permits

Student Work Permits


California law requires any student under the age of 18 to obtain a work permit. The hours a student may work vary according to age.


  • 15 years and under: When school is not in session, they may work no more than 8 hours on any day and 40 hours a week maximum.
  • 16 years and over: When school is not in session, they may work no more than 8 hours on any day and 48 hours a week maximum.


Work permit applications can be downloaded and printed at:


  • Complete student section
  • The Employer completes and signs employer section
  • Parent statement signed by one parent or guardian
  • Complete social security number
  • There is no minimum GPA required for summer work permits. These permits will all expire in September, so there is no risk in issuing one without a grade check this summer.
  • Return to the designated location
  • Allow 24 hours to process
  • The completed work permit is picked up by the student and taken to his/her employer.
  • Each new job requires a new work permit. The permit is made out to the employer. It's the Law!

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Work Permits


Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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