Click to Home
Go To Search
Curfew Regulations
Age & Hour Restrictions
Per (Ord. M-15-04, 4-5-2004)
It is unlawful for a person less than 17 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street, or highway at the following times unless accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible companion at least 18 years of age approved by a parent or legal guardian, unless attending or traveling to or from a religious, civic, educational, or political event or gathering, or unless engaged in a business or occupation which the laws of this state authorize a person less than 17 years of age to perform:
  • Saturday - Between 12:01 am and 6:00 am
  • Sunday - Between 12:01 am and 6:00 am
  • Sunday to Thursday, inclusive - Between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am

A law enforcement officer may not detain a child or take a child into custody based on a violation of this section unless the law enforcement officer, after speaking with the child and considering the facts and surrounding circumstances, reasonably believes that:
  • The child has violated this subsection
  • There is no legal defense to the violation

Parental Responsibility
It is unlawful for a parent, legal guardian, or other person to knowingly permit a person in his custody or control to violate the provisions of this section. (Ord. M-21-98, 4-20-1998)

Penalty
Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be fined as provided in the general penalty in section 1-4-1 of this code, except that neither a person who has been made a ward of the court under the juvenile court act of 1987, nor that person's legal guardian, shall be subject to any fine. (Ord. M-21-98, 4-20-1998; amendment 2002 Code)


Des Plaines