How to obtain working papers

Alternative Process for Issuing Working Papers During COVID-19 School Closures


    Parents/guardians and minors complete the appropriate application form and email it to the district or school’s Certificating Officer. Fillable PDF versions of the AT-17 Application for Employment Certificate and AT-22 Application for Employment Permit (Newspaper Carrier) are now available on NYSED’s Employment of Minors website. These forms allow digital signatures.


    Please use the fillable application and email it to for processing. Be sure to include a working phone number so that Mrs. McIntosh is able to contact you to set up the phone/video call. 


    The Certificating Officer schedules a video call with the minor, and if required, the parent or guardian. During this video call, the minor presents required documentation as per the Certificating Officers Manual.

    Certificating Officers may then complete the working card, sign it, and mail it to the minor. The minor should sign the card upon receipt. The requirement that the minor sign the card in the presence of the certificating officer is temporarily waived for the duration of New York’s COVID-19 school closures. Certificating Officers must continue to use approved working cards.


    Fillable PDF

  • Young people between the ages of 11 and 17 who plan to work part-time or full-time are required to have working papers.

    Applications for working papers may be obtained from the High School office, 8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday-Friday


    You will need to bring:

    *  Birth Certificate, Driver's License or Passport (unless you are a current Cleveland Hill student)
    *  Proof of physical within a year from physician (or verification from our school nurse of a physical within the last year)
    *  Proof of Residency (unless you are a current Cleveland Hill student)

    A parent needs to sign the Application for Employment and the child needs to sign the working paper card in front of the clerk.

    Below, you will find electronic documents that you can print out and complete.