A parent or guardian of a minor needing a 6-month Entertainment Work Permit may submit an application in any of the following ways:
- Online. If you have applied online before, sign in on the righ side of your screen.
To apply online for the first time, create an account by clicking the "First Time User" button.
Then proceed with the application process.
By Mail. Download and complete an
Application for Permission to Work in Entertainment Industry.
Be sure to print and sign your name on the first page. Then mail(or deliver) the original
completed application, along with the required supporting documents and a self-addressed stamped envelope, to a
DLSE office. Applications may not be sent by fax.
In Person. The Van Nuys Entertainment Work Permit Unit, located at 6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Room 100,
is available for walk-in application service Monday through Friday from 9:00am to noon.
This office may be reached at 818-901-5484.
Required Supporting Documents
For online applications, download watermarked forms from within your account. Only watermarked documents will be accepted
for certification with online applications.
Under some circumstances, medical certification as described below may be required for children older than one month.
A Socail Security number is not required.
A first-time application for a minor of kindergarten age or younger must be accompanied by a photocopy of one
of the the following:
- Birth certificate
- Official letter from the hospital where the minor was born attesting to the birth date
- Baptismal certificate
Please do not send original birth record documents.
Every application for an infant less than one month old must include written certification from a
licensed physician board-certified in pediatrics attesting that the infant is at least 15 days old,
was carried to full term, was of normal birth weight, and is physically capable of handling the stress of filmmaking,
as well as that the infant's lungs, eyes, heart and immune system are sufficiently developed to withstand the potential risks.
For a minor in grades 1 through 12, an authorized school official must certify that the minor's attendance, health, and scholastic
records are satisfactory. In addition, the school or district seal or stamp must be affixed to the document. In place of a seal
or stamp, a signed and dated piece of official letter head may be attached.
When school is in session, the certification must be completed and dated during the current session.
When school is not in session (e.g., during school breaks and holidays), an application may be accompanied instead by a
copy of the minor's most recent report card or a letter from an authorized school official on official letter head attesting that
the minor's attendance, health, and scholastic record are satisfactory.
If the minor attends a virtual school or charter school, written verification may be obtained from either the school
or the authority that granted the school's charter.
If the minor is homeschooled, written verification must be obtained from the local school district, county office of education,
or state board of education where the minor lives.