How to Get a Work Permit in Idaho

The wilderness and recreation opportunities in Idaho are more than one likely realizes; 63% of Idaho is public land and the state has 3100 miles of rivers, more than any other state in the United States. Idaho is home to the deepest river gorge in North America, with the 7900 foot deep Hells Canyon. While there is plenty to do outdoors, teenagers in Idaho are interested in earning money in their spare time, and fortunately for them, there is no minimum working age in Idaho.

The state follows the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which sets 14 as the minimum age for most non-agricultural work. Youth aged 14 and up looking for work in Idaho will find the process to obtain a job pretty simple. As the federal government does not require work permits, youth living in Idaho are able to seek and obtain employment without one. Employers do, however have to follow teen labor laws; click here for more information on teen labor laws in Idaho.​

Applying For a Work Permit in Idaho

The state of Idaho does not require work permits.

Transferring Work Permits in Idaho

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

Employer Responsibility With Work Permits in Idaho

While employers in Idaho do not have to obtain work permits from the youth they employ, as noted above, they must follow teen labor laws. It is noted in the Idaho statutes that those who employ minors aged 14 and 15 must keep records of the names, ages and places of residence of each youth.