Curfew

There is a curfew for any minor under the age of 18 years.  The cannot be on or remain in or upon the streets, alleys or public places within the Township at night between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. of the following day unless the minor is accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian over the age of 21 years.

Exceptions:

  • In case of emergency or reasonble necessity, but only after the parent or legal guardian has communicated the facts to the police departement and receiving approval.
  • When returning home, by a direct route, from a school activity, an activity of a religious organization, voluntary association or established club, or a legitimate place of employment, within 30 minutes of the termination of the activitiy or employment.
  • When the minor is, with the consent of a parent or legal guardian, in a motor vehicle traveling between specific destinations.  This exception does not apply when the vehicle has stopped or parked other than at the specific destination.

It is the parent’s or legal guardian’s responsibility to monitor the whereabouts of his or her minor child.  Penalites for violation of this ordinance apply to parents and the minor.