Film Wyoming Permitting & Regulations - Child Labor

In the State of Wyoming, work permits are no longer required for minors under the age of 16. Employers are required to have proof of age for all employees under 19 years of age.

No child under 16 years of age shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work at any gainful occupation except farm or domestic service, for more than 8 hours in any 12 hour period, or before the hour of 5:00 a.m. or after the hour of 10:00 p.m. on nights followed by a school day, or after the hour of 12:00 midnight on days which are not followed by a school day.

Provided however that children between the ages of 14 and 16 years who are not enrolled in school may be employed at any gainful occupation for an 8 hour period between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight of any 1 day.

The acceptable forms of proof of age include:

  1. A duly attested birth certificate;
  2. Any other document showing the age of the child as approved by the Department of Employment.


For more information, contact the Wyoming Film Office or:

Wyoming Department of Employment
Division of Labor Standards
1510 East Pershing
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone - 307/777-7261
FAX - 307/777-5633