Curfew Ordinance

Policy

Parents and guardians shoulder the responsibility for enforcing curfew violations. All persons charged with curfew violations will be referred to Juvenile Court.

Children under 12 cannot be out on the following from the onset of darkness until 6 a.m:

  • Highways
  • Public Grounds
  • Public Parks
  • Public Streets
  • Sidewalks

Young people 12 or older, but under 16 years of age, cannot be out on the same premises listed for children under 12, from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. No one 16 years of age or older, but under 18 years of age, can be out between 12 midnight and 6 a.m.

Exceptions

Exceptions to these rules are when:

  • Children and teens are accompanied by parents, guardians, or members of the family who are 18 years or older;
  • They are on errands or other legitimate business under the parents' direction; or
  • They are engaged in gainful and lawful employment during curfew hours.

In addition, no unsupervised persons under the age of 18 may be on public streets in the Coventry business district, the Cedar Lee business district and the Severance Town Center between the hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Documents

Find a copy of the curfew ordinance (PDF). Find Exhibits A and B, mentioned in the ordinance and outlining the districts in questions (PDF).