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    City of Dallas Juvenile Curfew Ordinance

    As the Holidays approach, the Dallas Police Department reminds all parents and juveniles of the Juvenile Curfew Ordinance.



    Sunday through Thursday nights 11:00pm until 6:00am

    Friday and Saturday nights 12:01am - 6:00am


    The ordinance includes juveniles under the age of 17 who are truant from school betweenthe hours of 9:00am until 2:30pm Monday thru Friday. Parents who allow their children to violate the curfew can be issued a citation. Business owners and operators may also be cited for allowing juveniles to remain on premises during curfew hours. The fine for a curfew violation can be up to $500.


    Nighttime Curfew Hour Exceptions Include:

    • Accompanied by a parent/guardian.

    • On an errand the direction of the minor's parent/guardian.

    • Engaged in or going to or from an employment activity.

    • Invovlved in an emergency.

    • On a sidewalk abutting the minor's residence.

    • Attending, going to or from an official school/religious activity.