Work Permit Information

Work permits are issued by the Central York High School main office. 

As of June 2020, the procedure to receive a work permit is this:

1. The student/parent/guardian will download and complete the electronic Work Permit application from the PDE website: https://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Codes%20and%20Regulations/Application%20for%20Work%20Permit.pdf. Students who are unable to access the electronic application should call 717-846-6789 or write to Central York High School: 601 Mundis Mill Road York, PA 17406, requesting that a paper application be mailed to them. Please leave blank the following information in upper right corner of the application: Date of application, Permit #, Date Issued (these items will be filled out by office personnel).

2. Parent/legal guardian should electronically sign the electronic work permit application.   

NOTE: Not all students need approval from a parent or guardian to apply for a work permit. For example, no signature is required if the minor provides official proof that they have graduated high school. More information about these exceptions is available on the Pennsylvania Child Labor Law section of PDE's website.

3. The student/parent/guardian should attach any required documents, such as a proof-of-age document, to the completed application and submit it to Central York High School.

If applying electronically, the student may attach digital copies, such as a scan or digital photograph to ehinchcliff@cysd.k12.pa.us.

If applying by mail with a paper application, the student should include photocopies of the required documents and send to: 601 Mundis Mill Road York, PA 17406.

4. A list of required documentation is found on the Pennsylvania Child Labor Law section of PDE's website. Please be aware that all required documentation must still be submitted and reviewed; the temporary change relates only to the format in which those documents may be submitted to, and accepted by the school district.

5. Upon receipt of the application and documentation, Central York High School personnel will ensure that all documents required by law have been examined/approved and then will send the work permit through U.S. mail to the student. This work permit will have a number, date of issuance, and signature of issuing personnel. Please allow 10-14 days for processing/completion of the work permit.

6. After receiving the work permit via U.S. mail, the student should sign the work permit to show to their employer, who will then make a copy for their records. The student will retain the original work permit. 

Anyone with additional questions should contact Dr. Potteiger at 717-846-6789 x1301 or by email at gpotteiger@cysd.k12.pa.us.