As of June 1, 2022, the NOPD has resumed enforcing a curfew for juveniles ages 17 and under during the summer months in the City of New Orleans.
Through August 31, 2022, curfew hours for unsupervised juveniles ages 17 and under will be enforced between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. These hours will be in effect citywide except for the French Quarter, which has a year-round unsupervised juvenile curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Upon locating juveniles found to be unsupervised, NOPD officers will attempt to locate the juvenile’s parents or guardians to take custody of the juvenile. If the parent or guardian cannot be located, the juvenile will be brought to a curfew center until they can be reunited with the parents or guardians
Juvenile curfew laws are typically placed at the state or local level to prohibit people 17 and under from being in public without adult supervision during certain hours.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding summer curfew hours:
Are summer curfew hours for kids 16 and under?
Curfew hours apply to juveniles 17 and under. Any juvenile under the age of 10 found out after curfew hours will be placed in protective custody.
During these hours, are teens allowed to drive?
No, teens are not allowed to drive unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
If children/teens are present with their parents, does the curfew still apply to them?
If a juvenile is in the custody of their parents or legal guardian, the curfew does not apply. However, they must remain in the parent’s or guardian’s custody at all times.
Are there any penalties for kids and/or legal guardians for staying out pass these hours?
Penalties will apply to the parents or legal guardians after a juvenile is picked up for curfew violations three (3) times in a calendar year. At which time, a summons to juvenile court is issued.