Chapter 7.10


7.10.010    Loitering – Defined.

7.10.020    Loitering – In public places – Prohibited.

7.10.030    Loitering – Upon private premises – Prohibited.

7.10.040    Violation – Penalty.

7.10.010 Loitering – Defined.

“Loitering” means to remain in any one place with a harmful purpose, such as with an intent to establish control over identifiable areas, to intimidate residents or others from entering those areas, or to conceal illegal activities, or with intent to assist others in such activities. [Ord. 349 § 2, 2004]

7.10.020 Loitering – In public places – Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to:

(1) Loiter or stand in or upon any public highway, alley, sidewalk, or crosswalk or other public way open for pedestrian travel, or otherwise occupy any portion thereof in such manner as unreasonably to annoy or molest any pedestrian thereon, or as to obstruct or unreasonably interfere with the free passage of pedestrians.

(2) Sit, lie, sleep in or upon any public highway, alley, sidewalk or crosswalk or other public way for pedestrian travel.

(3) Loiter, stand, or sit in or at the entrance of any church, hall, theater, moving picture theater, store, or other place of public assemblage so as to obstruct such entrance.

(4) Loiter within 100 feet of any school or public place at or near which school children attend. [Ord. 349 § 2, 2004]

7.10.030 Loitering – Upon private premises – Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to:

(1) Remain on any private premises after being asked by the permittee, proprietor, manager or employee thereof to leave.

(2) Loiter on any private premises when said premises are closed, absent the permission of the owner or some responsible person acting on behalf of the owner.

(3) Loiter on any private business premises for a period of time longer than is reasonably necessary to transact business with the person or persons owning, operating, managing or conducting business upon such premises. [Ord. 349 § 2, 2004]

7.10.040 Violation – Penalty.

Violation of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as such. [Ord. 349 § 2, 2004]