Summer curfew goes into effect May 24

Publish Date 05/02/2019

Police would like to remind parents and children that the City’s summer curfew for unaccompanied youth goes into effect May 24.

The summer curfew is meant to promote a safe environment for all and focuses only on youth who are unaccompanied by a parent or responsible adult after evening hours. The curfews are as follows:

Entertainment Districts
Country Club Plaza, Westport, Jazz District, Zona Rosa, Downtown

17 years old or younger - 9 p.m.


Ages 15 and younger – 10 p.m.

Ages 16-17 – 11 p.m.

If a child is found in violation of the curfew, they could be detained, and their parent or guardian – not the child – will be issued a citation with a court-recommended minimum fine of $125 and a maximum of $500. The curfew is in effect from Memorial Day weekend through the last Sunday in September.

Read the full ordinance for more information and exceptions, such as youth returning home from work or school activities. 

Fortunately, there is no shortage of activities for youth in Kansas City, Mo., during the summer months, such as:

  • ClubKC events at locations throughout the city will begin June 3. More information will be forthcoming.
  • Police Athletic League (PAL) Nights: 4:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday Night at the PAL Center, 1801 White Ave. 
  • Public libraries – extended hours for special summer events, check out
  • Summer camps throughout the area.