Uniform Hennepin County Curfew Law

The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department would like to remind kids and parents that the Hennepin County Curfew law must be observed, and will be enforced by the SLMPD.

The law dictates the following by age:

Under 12 –  9:00 PM weekdays, 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday

12 to 14 – 10:00 PM weekdays, 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday

15 to 17 – 11:00 PM weekdays, midnight Friday and Saturday

Exceptions are as follows: 

The juvenile is accompanied by a parent/guardian or other responsible adult, is engaged in lawful employment or is going to or from work, is involved in an emergency situation, is going to/attending/returning from an official school, religious, or other activity sponsored and/or supervised by a public entity or civic organization, is on an errand at the direction of a parent/guardian, or is on the boulevard or sidewalk abutting the property of the juvenile’s residence.

The complete ordinance can be viewed on-line at  Click on “Ordinances” under the “Reference” section and go to ordinance 16.

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