Chapter 9.08
CURFEW FOR MINORS

Sections:

9.08.010    Hours and conditions.

9.08.020    Persons responsible.

9.08.030    Penalty for violation of curfew ordinance.

9.08.010 Hours and conditions.

A. No person under 18 years of age shall be upon or in any public street, alley, roadway, public commercial establishment, park, or place of amusement and entertainment or vacant lot between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday during the school term and 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. during the following school holidays: summer vacation, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring vacation unless such person is accompanied by a parent or other competent adult or is upon an emergency errand or has legitimate business directed by a parent, guardian, or other competent adult having the care and custody of the minor. The starting and ending dates of the above holidays shall be set by the chief of police to conform with established school holidays.

B. The curfew hours stated in subsection (A) of this section do not prohibit, where parental consent has been granted, attendance at or participation in activities, such as religious or school meetings, organized dances, theater and sporting events, legitimate employment, or interstate travel, when reasonable and direct travel as a result of these activities has to be made during a curfew period. Curfew hours may be suspended or altered by the chief of police to permit attendance of or participation in the foregoing activities by minors covered by this chapter. A request of suspension or alteration of curfew shall be made by written request of a school or religious official or a parent or guardian to the chief of police.

9.08.020 Persons responsible.

No parent, guardian, or other competent adult having custody and control of a person under the age of 18 years shall allow such minor person to go or be upon any street or other place listed in HBC 9.08.010 at the times specified therein unless such minor is accompanied by the minor’s parent, guardian, or other competent adult or is upon an emergency errand or has legitimate business directed by the minor’s parent, guardian, or other competent adult having the care and custody of the minor.

9.08.030 Penalty for violation of curfew ordinance.

A person who fails to abide by the provisions of this chapter commits a minor offense punishable by a fine of $250.00. (Ord. 15-06-413 § 24)