All Minors between the ages of 14 to 18 are required to obtain a work permit to be employed in the state of Massachusetts. To obtain a work permit, please complete the work permit application and the school record form (links are below). Please use the instructions and checklist for a list of documents you will need to complete the process. 


Students Who DO NOT attend the Westwood Public Schools

Student employees that do not attend the Westwood Public Schools must complete the School Records Form - Non-WPS Student (also below). In addition to the application and school record form, the student must have the following supporting documents:‚Äč
  • Photo ID (i.e., school ID, driver’s license, passport) 
  • Birth certificate
PLEASE NOTE:  All forms should be completed and returned to the Guidance Office between the hours of 7:30am-3pm. If the Guidance Office is closed, applications can be brought to the District Administration office. Applications that are incomplete will not be processed. Processing time is 1-2 business days.
For more information on the work permit process, please visit the state website at:


Work Permit Instructions and Checklist 

Work Permit Application

School Records Form - WPS Student

School Records Form - Non-WPS Student

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