State Minimum age of home alone child Reference
Alabama None Alabama Babysitting Laws
Alaska Unknown No Resource Found
Arizona None AZ Child Protective Services (CPS) Frequently Asked Questions
Arkansas None Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect - Arkansas
California None Sierra Sacramento Coalition
Colorado* 12 Colorado Department of Human Services
Connecticut None State of Connecticut Attorney General's Office
Delaware* 12 Delaware Division of Family Services
Florida None Florida Department of Children & Families
Georgia* 8 Georgia Division of Family & Children Services
Hawaii None Hawaii Department Of The Attorney General
Idaho None Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Illinois 14 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Indiana None Prevent Child Abuse Indiana
Iowa None Iowa State University
Kansas* 6 Kansas Department For Children and Families
Kentucky Unknown No Resource Found
Louisiana None Louisiana Department of Social Services
Maine None Maine Kids & Kin
Maryland 8 Baltimore County, Maryland FAQ
Massachusetts None Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
Michigan* 11 The Michigan Child Protection Law (Appendix 2)
Minnesota None Dakota County, Minnesota Child Supervision
Mississippi* 12 Mississippi State University
Missouri None Platte County, Missouri Juvenile Office Resources
Montana None Montana Child & Family Services
Nebraska None Nebraska Dept of Health & Human Resources
Nevada None Las Vegas Review-Journal
New Hampshire None State Of New Hampshire Attorney General
New Jersey None Bergen County Department of Human Services
New Mexico 10 City of Albuquerque Child Safety At Home
New York None New York Children & Family Services
North Carolina 8 NC Health & Human Services
North Dakota* 9 Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota
Ohio None The Cleveland Law: Home Alone Children
Oklahoma None After-School Safety for Children Who Are Home Alone
Oregon 10 Oregon State Laws
Pennsylvania None Pittsburg article June, 2007
Rhode Island Unknown No Resource Found
South Carolina None
South Dakota None South Dakota Law
Tennessee* 10 Tennessee Juvenile & Family Court Judges
Texas None Texas Family & Protective Services
Utah None Children's Service Society of Utah
Vermont Unknown No Resource Found
Virginia None Virginia Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention
Washington* 10 Washington State Dept of Social and Health Services
West Virginia Unknown No Resource Found
Wisconsin None City of Madison Fire Department
Wyoming Unknown No Resource Found

SOURCE: Database Systems Corp. *These states do not set a specific age after which a child legally can stay home alone but do provide recommendations..