How to Get a Work Permit in Florida

Getting a work permit in Florida 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 Florida.  If you're under the age of 16, a work permit is required to work part-time at any company, so follow what we've outlined here and you can get a job in no time.

Minimum Working Age in Florida

It is probably not surprising that Orlando has more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the country. This is great news as far as employment goes for teenagers; there are many service jobs in Orlando and in other parts of the state. Fortunately for teenagers, there is no minimum working age in Florida, however the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets 14 as the minimum age for most non-agricultural work.

Youth age 14 and up looking for work in Florida will find the process to obtain a job pretty simple. As the federal government does not require work permits, youth living in Florida do not have to obtain one prior to seeking employment in the state. Youth interested in employment simply have to look for a job. Employers do, however have to follow teen labor laws; click here for more information on teen labor laws in Florida.

Applying For a Work Permit in Florida

The state of Florida does not require work permits.

Transferring Work Permits in Florida

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

Employer Responsibility With Work Permits in Florida

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