Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out
Age of Consent & Underage Relationships
North Carolina

Are 17 year olds in North Carolina able to move out without having to get parental consent or being emancipated?


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No. The NC Juvenile Code states that any juvenile under 18 years of age is subject to the supervision and control of their parents. That means the minor's parents get to decide where they live. The exceptions to that are juveniles that are married, serving in the armed forces (both of which require parental consent) or have been emancipated by the court (which is RARELY granted).