Entertainment Industry

The entertainment industry has special rules to ensure that minors are not employed under conditions that are either injurious or detrimental to their health, safety or education.

Employers of minors in the entertainment industry are required to obtain a Permit to Hire prior to employing any minor in Florida. An application for a Permit to Hire shall be made by submitting to the division a completed Application for Permit to Hire, DBPR Form FCL 1001. For detailed information, please refer to the Child Labor Rule 61L-2.006, Florida Administrative Code: Employment of Minors by the Entertainment Industry.

Failure to complete any item in the application form after being requested to do so, or if the completed application form evidences work conditions that are hazardous or detrimental to the health, morals or education of the minor employee(s), shall be grounds to deny the application. Permits shall be limited in duration to the employer’s schedule of production, or tour within the state of Florida, not to exceed one year.

The Entertainment Rule establishes the working conditions and limitations for minors employed in the entertainment industry.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Child Labor Division. Business Hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.

Jerry Wilson, Director
Division of Regulation

Sophia Terrelonge, Program Manager
Child Labor Program
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783

Telephone: 850.488.3131
Toll-Free Line: 800.226.2536
Facsimile: 850.487.4928
Email: ChildLabor.Entertainment@myfloridalicense.com
Email: ChildLaborWaivers@myfloridalicense.com