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Work Permit for Under 16 Years

Working as a Teen Work Permit Brochure (PDF)

I'm under 16 and I want to work. Do I need a work permit? Yes. A work permit is required by state law for the employment of anyone under 16 years of age at all times. Some occupations are prohibited for minors.

You do not need a work permit to apply for jobs, however if you are under 16 yrs old, you will need a work permit before you begin working. Contact our Registrar, located in the front office, to request a work permit.

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Unsure of what you might want to do after high school? Career options? Does it involve a degree, a certification, or work experience? Below are two resources to help you explore those options based off your interests.


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New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

NM Careersolutions Work Interest Assessment

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