Entertainment Permit to Employ Minors

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Permit Application

A permit to employ minors in the entertainment industry is required of any individual or business entity that intends to employ an artist or performer under the age of 18 in the state of California.  The permit is only valid as long as the business owner or business entity has a valid workers’ compensation insurance policy. The permit must be renewed when the workers' compensation insurance policy is renewed or if the workers’ compensation insurance changes.

Permit Requirements

Steps to register:

✓   Complete the permit application online or register by mail or in person

✓   Proof of your workers’ compensation coverage - one of the following:

The permit will only be issued when a complete application, including a valid workers’ compensation insurance certificate, is received. A renewal application should be submitted 30 to 60 days prior to the expiration of your permit.


There are no fees associated with this application.


The requirements for renewals, including the application form and documentation, are the same as for new applications.


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June 2021