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Curfew Ordinance
Regulations Regarding the Conduct of Minors
On February 21, 2008, the Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors adopted a Curfew Ordinance for Minors (any person under the age of eighteen) regulating their conduct at night. A summary of this ordinance is listed below.
  • It shall be unlawful for a person under the age of eighteen to remain in any public place between the hours of 10:30 pm and 6:00 am. On Friday and Saturday nights the curfew begins 12:00 am (midnight).
  • This curfew does not apply to a minor accompanied by a parent/guardian, a minor who is on legitimate business at their parent’s/guardian’s direction, or a minor who is gainfully employed during the curfew hours. Legitimate emergencies, activities of volunteer firefighters, or written reasonable permission from a parent or guardian may also be considered as an excuse from the curfew ordinance.
  • It is unlawful for the operator of any establishment or his/her employees to knowingly permit a minor to remain in the establishment during the listed curfew times.
  • Penalties for violating this Ordinance range from a verbal warning up to a $50.00 fine plus court costs for the first offense. Subsequent violations  increase up to a $300.00 fine plus court costs.

Additional Resources
Please click here to read a copy of the Ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors.

You may also visit the Upper Merion Township Code Book for information on this Ordinance or any other Ordinance passed by the Board Of Supervisors.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments concerning this Ordinance, please contact the Upper Merion Township Police Department at 610-265-3232.