Age 15 and under:
Sunday - Thursday 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Friday - Saturday 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Age 16 - 17:
Sunday - Thursday 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Friday - Saturday midnight to 5:00 a.m.
What is curfew?
It is a period of time during which it is illegal for youth under the age of 18 to be in any public place (streets, gas station, supermarket, parks, etc.)
What happens if I violate curfew?
You may be given a ticket and taken home to your parent/guardian. Tickets generally range from $5 to $25 for the first offense up to $50 to $200 for a third offense. Your parent/guardian can also receive a ticket ranging from $25 to $200. The cost of a ticket will vary throughout the county.
Are there exceptions to the law?
Yes. If you are with your parent/guardian, going to or leaving from work or school, or running an errand with the permission of your parent/guardian, you may not be charged with a curfew violation.
For questions regarding Dane County curfew laws, contact: