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Juvenile Curfew Laws in the 25 Most Populous U.S. Cities

Many cities have implemented curfews, both to protect children from the dangers posed on city streets at night and to prevent teens from the trouble they might create for themselves while out unsupervised. The following are links to the municipal codes relating to curfews in the 25 most populous American cities.

New York City Curfew Law

"...there are imposed curfews on all ages for the City of New York (NYC) but those restrictions are not citywide and are in designated areas..." Follow this link for a reference guide.

(411 New York)

Los Angeles Curfew Law

City of Los Angeles Curfew Information

(Las Angeles Police Department)

Chicago Curfew Law

Municipal Code of Chicago, Title 8, Chapter 8-16, Section 8-16-020: Curfew hours for minors.

(American Legal Publishing)

Houston Curfew Law

City of Houston Code of Ordinances, Chapter 28, Article 5: Juvenile Curfew

(Municode)

Phoenix Curfew Law

Phoenix Juvenile Curfew Program

(Codebook)

Philadelphia Curfew Law

What are the curfew laws for the city of Philadelphia?

(Philadelphia City Government)

San Antonio Curfew Law

San Antonio Youth Curfew

(Municode)

San Diego Curfew Law San Diego Truancy and Curfew

(City of San Diego Police Department)

Dallas Curfew Law

Dallas City Code Chapter 31, section 31-33: Curfew hours for minors.

(American Legal Publishing)

San Jose Curfew Law San Jose Youth Protection Curfew Information

(San Jose Police Department)

Detroit Curfew Law

City of Detroit Code Chapter 33, Article III: Regulation of Minors on Public Streets, at Public Places, and in Private Establishments

(Municode)

Jacksonville Curfew Law

City of Jacksonville Ordinance Code, Chapter 603: Children's Curfew

(Municode)

Indianapolis Curfew Law

Revised Code of the Consolidated City and County Indianapolis/Marion, Chapter 381: Minors

(Municode)

San Francisco Curfew Law

San Francisco Juvenile Curfew

(American Legal Publishing)

Columbus (OH) Curfew Law

The Columbus City Codes, Chapter 2319, Section 30: Minor's Curfew

(Municode)

Austin Curfew Law

City of Austin Code of Ordinances, Title 9, Chapter 9-3: Non-Emergency Curfews.

(Municode)

Memphis Curfew Law

Code of Ordinances of Memphis, TN Section 10-28-4: Minor curfew.

(Municode)

Fort Worth Curfew Law Fort Worth Teen Curfew

(Fort Worth Police Department)

Baltimore Curfew Law

Baltimore City Code, Article 19, Sub 34

(Baltimore City Government)

Charlotte (NC) Curfew Law

City of Charlotte Code of Ordinances Chapter 15, Article VII: Youth Protection.

(Municode)

El Paso Curfew Law

Chapter 10.20 Offenses By Or Against Minors: Curfew

(Municode)

Boston Curfew Law Chapter XVI, Sect. 50. After-Hours Parties

(American Legal Publishing)

Seattle Curfew Law

Chapter 10. Sect. 10.02.020 Authority of Mayor to issue certain orders.

(Municode)

Washington, D.C. Curfew Law

D.C. Curfew Law: Know the Facts

(Washington DC Municipal Code)

Milwaukee Curfew Law

City of Milwaukee Code of Ordinances section 106-23: Loitering of Minors (Curfew Hours)

(Milwaukee City Government)

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