• As you may have heard, the Department of Workforce Development's Equal Rights Division has developed a new online work permit application tool. The Division carefully considered the lessons of the past few years, when pandemic restrictions made it nearly impossible for some minors to obtain work permits, and decided to pursue an online application that would be available to the parents of minors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device. The application improves accessibility for minors who live in rural or underserved areas and eliminates the difficult logistics involved in working parents having to take off work to make a trip to a work permit office.   


    The application is live now. A parent can access the site using these instructions. Payment is made directly to the department through the application, using a credit or debit card or by ACH direct withdrawal. Once the permit application process is complete, the Department mails a paper copy of the permit directly to the employer.


    The old system will continue to be operational until June 30, 2023, when we will discontinue it. In the meantime, you may continue to use the system if you have a bookmarked link, but we strongly encourage you to transition to the new system.


    In addition, we have reorganized our employment of minors web pages. The information you need is linked at the bottom of this page, including a guide to hazardous and prohibited work, the hours and times of day restrictions for minors, and links to the appropriate statutes and codes.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at workpermits@dwd.wisconsin.gov.

    Employer Name: 
    School District of Auburndale
    10564 School Ave
    If you have questions, please call the office at 715-652-2115 or 715-652-2117.