Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek would like to remind parents of the State Curfew law along with the current City Ordinance.
Curfew for minors is all year long (Including summer)
Curfew hours for children 15, 16, or 17 years of age.
No parent, guardian or other custodian of any child 15, 16, or 17 years of age shall permit that child to be in a public place:
Between 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
After 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday; or before 5:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
Curfew hours for children under 15 years of age.
It is unlawful for a child under 15 years of age to be in a public place after 10:00 p.m. or before 5:00 a.m. on any day.
Between the hour of 12:00am and 1:00am on Weekends and 10:00pm and 11:00pm on Weekdays. This is a city ordinanace only. Officers may only take the child home and write the Parent or Guardian a City Ordinance ticket.
AFTER 1:00am on Weekends and 11:00pm on Weekdays the child may be arrested, booked and a CAB Court Ticket issued
CURFEW does not apply to a child who is:
(1) Emancipated under IC 31-37-19-27 or IC 31-6-4-15.7;
(2) By virtue of having married; or
(3) In accordance with the laws of another state or jurisdiction; at the time that the child engaged in the prohibited conduct.
A child is not in violation if:
(1) Accompanied by the child's parent, guardian, or custodian
(2) Accompanied by an adult specified by the child's parent, guardian, or custodian
(3) Participating in, going to, or returning from:
a. Lawful employment
b. A school sanctioned activity
c. A religious event;
d. An emergency involving the protection of a person or property from an imminent threat of serious bodily injury or substantial damage