Reminder: Juvenile Curfew Law


The city of San Diego Police Department recently sent out information to remind parents and juveniles that the juvenile curfew law is currently in effect and being enforced (SDMC 58.0101, 58.0102, 58.0103). The curfew within the city of San Diego is from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day for individuals under the age of 18.

The law is slightly different, for example, in the city of Poway where their curfew begins at 11 p.m. Even though you may be a resident of another jurisdiction, if you are a juvenile within the San Diego city limits the 10 p.m. curfew law applies to you.

There are a few exceptions to the curfew law including: if the juvenile is traveling to or from work; if the juvenile is attending an official school, religious or other recreational activity supervised by adults or if the juvenile is involved in an emergency.

Additional information on the curfew law can be found at the following link: