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Halloween Curfew Ordinance

Halloween Curfew

Chapter 93. CURFEW

[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Wall as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Article I. Halloween Curfew
[Adopted 11-8-1978 as Sec. 3-23 of the Revised General Ordinances]

§ 93-1. Definitions.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:


A person other than a parent to whom legal custody of the juvenile has been given by court order or who is acting in place of the parent or is responsible for the care and welfare of the juvenile.

An individual who is under the age of 18.


Any place to which the public has access, including but not limited to any public street, road, thoroughfare, sidewalk, bridge, alley, plaza, park, recreation or shopping area, public transportation facility, vehicle used for public transportation, parking lot or any other public building, structure or area.

§ 93-2. Curfew hours.

It shall be unlawful for a juvenile to be on any public street or in any public place between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on October 29, 30, 31 and November 1 of each year, unless accompanied by the juvenile’s parents or guardian, or unless engaged in or traveling to or from a business occupation, engaged in an errand involving a medical emergency or attendance at an extracurricular school activity; an activity sponsored by a religious or community based organization. It shall be unlawful for any parent or guardian to allow an unaccompanied juvenile to be on any public street or in any public place during those hours.

§ 93-3. Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates or fails to comply with any provision of this article shall be subject to either or both of the following penalties:

A. A fine of not more than $1,000.

B. Community service of not more than 30 days.

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