In North Dakota, truancy, habitual disobedience of commands of a parent or guardian, commission of an offense applicable only to a child and the purchase or use of tobacco or alcohol are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is not specified.
Status offense cases are classified as unruly children. The district court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.