Our House Rules

Get to know Etsy's legal terms and policies

Our House Rules

Minors Policy

Etsy’s Terms of Use require all account owners to be at least 18 years of age. Individuals under the age of 18 are considered minors on Etsy. Minors under age 13 are not allowed on Etsy.

Minors under 18 and at least 13 years of age are permitted to use Etsy's services only if they have the appropriate permission and direct supervision of their parent or legal guardian who is the owner of the account.

You are responsible for any and all account activity conducted by a minor on your account. You may wish to use commercially-available parental control protections, such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services, in order to limit access to various material online that may be inappropriate for minors. See here for more information.

The following restrictions are in place for legal reasons, not because we think kids or teens are any less creative or capable.

Accounts on Etsy

All minors 13 and over, both buyers and sellers, must follow these policies on Etsy:

  • Minors may not make purchases unless they have appropriate permission and are under the direct supervision of their parent or legal guardian who owns the account.
  • All financial information on the account, such as a credit card or PayPal account, must be that of the parent or legal guardian.

Selling on Etsy

Minors 13 and over who wish to sell on Etsy must follow some additional policies:

  • Use the About section to disclose all members of the shop, including the parent or legal guardian who owns the account.
  • All billing information must belong to the parent or legal guardian responsible for the account.
  • If using Etsy Payments, the parent or legal guardian must register using their information.

For more information, please review our Terms of Use here.

Last updated on 20 Nov, 2020