What Are the Curfew Laws for Minors in Grand Rapids?
As school is out and kids may be staying out later, Grand Rapids Police want to remind everyone of the city's curfew ordinances.
The GRPD posted the reminder to their Facebook page, saying,
As the summer months are upon us, the GRPD recognizes that young people, and their parents, may not be familiar with these laws."
Grand Rapids curfew ordinance lays out the hours that kids under 17 can legally be in a public place without supervision of a parent or guardian:
- Children under 12 need to be in by 10:00 pm
- Children under 15 need to be in by 11:00 pm
- Children under 17 need to be in by 12:00 am
Kids can be out at that time if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Young people under 17 that violate the curfew ordinance could be fined up to $500 and/ or be sentenced up to 90 days in juvenile detention.
Parents and/or guardians who allow children to be in a public place in violation of the curfew could also be fined up to $500 and/ or be sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Find out more about Grand Rapids curfew ordinances here.