What is the legal age for a child to stay home alone in the state of Texas?
In most states the legal age is around 12. But the easiest way
for you to find out is to call your local police department and ask
them. They will know the answer. Texas, like 47 other states, does
not have a law pertaining to the legal age for leaving children
alone. Most authorities agree that a 12 year old can be left home
alone for short periods of time, but not in charge of other
children. The real test is if the child is capable of taking care
of themselves and has the facilities to do so.