VIII. Offenses By or Against Minors

Chapter 9.88
MINOR'S CURFEW

Sections:

9.88.010  Curfew designated – Exceptions.

9.88.020  Parent’s responsibility.

9.88.010  Curfew designated – Exceptions.

It is unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds, or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and daylight immediately following; provided, however, that the provisions of this section do not apply when the minor is accompanied by his or her parent or parents, guardian, or other adult person having care and custody of the minor, or when the minor is upon an emergency errand directed by his or her parent or guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or when the minor is returning directly home from a meeting, entertainment or recreational activity directed, supervised or sponsored by the local school or church authorities or organizations, or when the presence of such minor in the place or places is connected with and required by some legitimate business, trade, profession or occupation in which the minor is lawfully engaged.

Each violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 273 § 1.00, 1957; Ord. 227 § 1, 1951).

9.88.020  Parent’s responsibility.

It is unlawful for the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of a minor under the age of 18 years to permit or allow such minor to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds, or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots, or other unsupervised places between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and daylight immediately following contrary to the provisions of SMC 9.88.010.

Each violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 273 § 2.00, 1957; Ord. 227 § 2, 1951).