Curfew Ordinance

Lansdowne Borough Curfew Law Chapter 162 of the Borough Code

The entire context of the Ordinance can be found in Chapter 162 of the Borough Code. Copies are available at the police station.

No minor person shall be or remain upon any street, highway, alley, park or public place in the Borough of Lansdowne after 10 p.m. and before the hour of 5 a.m. the following day, except that the restriction shall apply at midnight and remain until 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evening and the eve and day of New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day (Monday holiday), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, except for any child 16 years of age or under for whom the curfew shall be 11 p.m. on the days specified. Such restrictions shall be imposed unless the minor person is accompanied by his parent guardian or is in the performance of employment for which he is receiving compensation.

It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of a person under the age of 18 years to allow or permit such minor person to be in or upon any of the streets, highways, alleys, parks or public places in the Borough of Lansdowne after the hours mentioned.

It shall be the duty of all policemen of the Borough of Lansdowne finding any minor person in or upon public places of the Borough of Lansdowne to take the name of such minor and the name and address of parent or guardian of the minor, to bring the child to the police headquarters and to make his report of the incident at once. The parent or guardian will be contacted immediately and will be asked to come to the police headquarters as soon as possible for the purpose of releasing the minor, and a written notice of the violation shall be handed to the parent or guardian.

If after such notice and warning, the minor is again found on or upon any of the streets, highways or public places in violation of this chapter, the parent or guardian of the minor shall, upon being found guilty before a District Justice, be fined not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs be imprisoned for not more than 30 days


  • Curfew for ages 17 to 18 is 10 p.m. weekdays, midnight on Friday, Saturday and major Holidays.
  • Curfew for ages 16 and under is 10 p.m. weekdays, 11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and major Holidays.


  • 1st offense, written warning
  • 2nd and subsequent offenses will be fined up to $600 plus costs.