How to Get a Work Permit in Arizona

Getting a work permit in Arizona is much easier than most teens think, but the entire process can be pretty confusing if you've never done it before. Because of this, we've created this page which outlines everything you need to know about getting a work permit in Arizona. 

Minimum Working Age in Arizona

In a state where temperatures can get pretty hot, in some parts into the 100’s, a part-time or summer job can be a way to stay cool, while earning some money and gaining some practical experience. A job in an air-conditioned movie theater sounds particularly pleasant during the summer months in Arizona! For youth looking to work in Arizona, the process to seek employment is simple. Youth 14 and over merely have to look for a job. In Arizona, there is no minimum age for employment, however the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets 14 as the minimum age for most non-agricultural work. As the federal government does not require work permits, minors living in Arizona do not have to obtain one prior to seeking employment in the state. Employers do, however have to follow teen labor laws; click here for more information on teen labor laws in Arizona.

Applying For a Work Permit in Arizona

The state of Arizona does not require work permits.

Transferring Work Permits in Arizona

As Arizona does not require work permits, this is not applicable.

Employer Responsibility With Work Permits in Arizona

While employers in Arizona do not have to obtain work permits from the youth they employ, as noted above, they must follow teen labor laws.