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Entertainment work permits for minors can now be submitted online. Please select one of the options below. For additional information, contact DLSE’s Entertainment Work Permit Unit.

Please select one of the links below:

10 Day Temporary Entertainment Work Permit Application

This is a one-time temporary permit which is issued immediately** without the birth certificate or school approval normally required for a 6 month Entertainment Work Permit. There is a $50.00 fee for this permit. The other conditions to receive this permit are as follows:

  • It is only available to minors at least 15 days old and under 16 years old
  • It is only available to a minor whose parent or guardian has not previously applied for an Entertainment Work Permit.
  • It is only available to a minor who has not previously been issued an Entertainment Work Permit

Entertainment Work Permit Application

This permit is renewable every 6 months while a minor is under 18 years old.  There is no fee for this permit.  In addition to completing the online application, the parent or guardian must submit supporting documents which vary depending on the age of the minor.  First time applications for children not yet attending school must be accompanied by proof of birth date.  First time and renewal applications for school age children must be accompanied by an approval from the school on the form which will be provided after the application is completed.  In addition, a medical certification is required for a minor 15 days to one month old** or as otherwise required.  If you are a parent or guardian who wishes to apply for an Entertainment Work Permit for a minor online, click on the link https://permits.dir.ca.gov/ewp/ and follow the instructions.  As a first time user OF THE ONLINE SYSTEM, you will need to create an account.  If you do not wish to use the online system, you can also apply using the downloadable application form, Application for Permission to Work in the Entertainment Industry, which can be obtained at  http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DLSE-Forms-CL.htm  The completed application form, along with any required documents and a pre-addressed, stamped envelope, can be mailed or delivered to any office of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).  To find the nearest DLSE office, use the division's office locator. Please note that the Van Nuys Entertainment Work Permit Unit, located at 6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Room 100, (818-901-5484) is available for walk-in application service. The hours of the Van Nuys Entertainment Work Permit Unit are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Entertainment Work Permit Renewal

Applications for renewal of an Entertainment Work Permit can be submitted using the online application process.  If you are a parent or guardian who wishes to renew an Entertainment Work Permit for a minor online, click on the link https://permits.dir.ca.gov/ewp/ and follow the instructions.  As a first time user OF THE ONLINE SYSTEM, you will need to create an account and you will need the old permit number for a renewal using the online process.  If you do not wish to use the online system, you can also renew using the downloadable application form, Application for Permission to Work in the Entertainment Industry, which can be obtained at  http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DLSE-Forms-CL.htm  The completed application form, along with any required documents and a pre-addressed, stamped envelope, can be mailed or delivered to any office of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).  To find the nearest DLSE office, use the division's office locator. Please note that the Van Nuys Entertainment Work Permit Unit, located at 6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Room 100, (818-901-5484) is available for walk-in renewal service. The hours of the Van Nuys Entertainment Work Permit Unit are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

**In compliance with the medical certification requirements of California Labor Code Sect 1308.8, applications for minors 15 days to one month old requires submission of written certification by appropriate medical personnel. Following receipt and verification of the medical certification, the parent or guardian will receive an e-mail within one business day that the 10 Day Temporary Entertainment Work Permit has been approved and is ready for printing.