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Work Permits
Automated Work Permit Issurance Now Available
The state has implemented a new system whereby youths can obtain a Youth Employment Certificate (Work Permit) via the internet. This system was implemented in response to comments from applicants and parents regarding the travel required to get a permit under the “old” system. 
The automated system can be accessed as follows:
2. Click on “Youth Employment Certificate” in the Quick Clicks section
3. Follow the instructions provided
4. Contact our office at (919) 807-2796 or 1-800 NC LABOR with questions or problems in using this system
Work Permits for Youth can be obtained at the Department of Social Services Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A Youth Employment Certificate (work permit) can be downloaded and printed from the following internet sites:
For questions regarding Work Permits call 828-287-6165 or e-mail Luann Butler.