A work permit can be obtained for children aged under 16 thru the St. Clair County Regional Office of Education. An appointment must be scheduled. For more information and/or to schedule an appointment, please contact Jayme Abbott at 618-825-3944. Both the child and the parent/guardian must be present and bring the following items:
***Please note that work permits are not permitted for employment at ANY establishment that sells alcoholic beverages.***
In 2020, a law passed that all children under 16 years of age represented by a licensed and bonded talent agency are mandated to open a Coogan Trust Account in order to obtain a work permit. The laws mandate a trust account for working child performers 16 years and under set aside 15% of the child actor’s gross income. Along with all the items listed above, this trust must be open to obtain the work permit.
To open a Coogan Trust Account, you typically need to bring: