Brooke County Curfew Ordinance

Nocturnal Juvenile Curfew Ordinance


            SECTION1. No person under the age of eighteen years shall be present, remain, tarry, idle, wander, stroll, or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, or other public grounds, public buildings, vacant lots, unoccupied or derelict buildings, or any unsupervised place, or in any automobile, conveyance or vehicle between the hours of 11:00 p.m. o'clock and 5:00 a.m. o'clock of the day immediately following, unless accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of such minor person, or unless such minor person was returning directly home from night classes, library study, athletic contests, school affiliated dances or other activities, church functions, the theater, employment, or unless such minor person was upon an emergency errand directed by his or parent, guardian, or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor person, and has in his or her possession a written statement dated that day signed by such parent, guardian or other adult person, and declaring that such minor person is upon an emergency errand.


           SECTION2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction shall be fined not more that $25.00 for a first offence, not more than $50.00 for a second offense, or $100.00 for a third offense or any subsequent offense thereafter, or may be otherwise dealt with as a juvenile offender under the laws of the state of West Virginia.







Brooke County Sheriff's Department 632 Main Street Wellsburg, WV 26070

Sheriff Charles W. Jackson

Created by: T Jarrell