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Las Vegas Curfew Laws

Updated on December 30, 2010

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Las Vegas Curfew Laws

Las Vegas Curfew laws are somewhat difficult to unravel. The curfew for weekdays is different than the curfew for weekends. And Vegas Visitors are not immune to the law just because they are not residents. Adding to the complexity for locals are variances in the law to provide some exceptions for Teens with workers permits. There is also a separate curfew for teen drivers. The Las Vegas Strip is not a place you want to test the patience of the Police. A lot of money is made issuing citations to people who are ignorant of the law or chose to intentionally violate it.

Question: What is the curfew in Las Vegas?

Answer: The county curfew law applies to anyone younger than 18 years of age who is not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They must be off the streets and out of any public areas from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and midnight to 5 a.m., Friday and Saturday, legal holidays and during summer vacation. On the Strip and streets surrounding the Strip, the year-round curfew hours are 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday, Saturday and legal holidays.

Las Vegas Police issue as many as 3,000 citations for curfew violations each year. The curfew on the strip is different than that set for off the strip. There are even curfews for certain times of the year. I don’t know how a person is supposed to keep up with it all. But it’s like any law. Laws are made and even if you don’t know about them, or understand, the you are REQUIRED to comply with them.

There are even event driven curfews like New Years. In 2008 there was a special curfew on the Las Vegas Strip beginning at 6pm on December 31st and ending at 5am January 1st. Local kids wanting to “party” on the Strip were clearly encouraged to think twice!

Metro Officer Barbara Morgan says Police WILL NOT Budge on the Rules.

Breen says, aside from New Year's Eve, she often has to remind parents there is always a curfew for children under the age of 18 when it comes to driving. Teens under 18 years old are not supposed to driving after 10 p.m.

City of Henderson Nevada Curfew Law

The City of Henderson's curfew ordinance states that "it is unlawful for any child under the age of 18, without being on any lawful business, or engages in any lawful occupation, not accompanied by his parents or guardian or other adult person having legal care, custody and control of such child, to loiter, wander, stroll or be upon, in or about any of the public streets, avenues, alleys or other public places in the city at any time between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the succeeding day, seven days a week. However, on Friday and Saturday, all school holidays, and during summer vacation, the hours of curfew shall be extended to midnight." This law is strictly enforced in Henderson. If a juvenile is picked up for violation of curfew, they will receive a citation for this offense and then must be released to a parent or guardian. If a parent or guardian cannot be located, the juvenile is transported to Westcare in Las Vegas, where they will remain until a parent or guardian can be located. After receiving the citation or being picked up from Westcare, a court date is scheduled for the juvenile to appear in front of a judge at the Clark County Juvenile Court. This court appearance also requires the appearance of the parent or guardian.

Las Vegas Curfew Information for Parents and Travelers

Curfew on the Las Vegas Strip differs weekdays to weekends.
Curfew on the Las Vegas Strip differs weekdays to weekends.

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    Charly 

    7 years ago

    hey vegas - 21, your comments have lack of reason, just because las vegas is a place where you can release all your traumas doesn't mean that the rest of ppl and families will have to pay because of you, i can bet that you only have gone 1 or 2 times, without money.. just hoping to be reach easily, and of course with all the frustation you get angry just to see a small kid smiling. LOL.

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    Vegasteen 

    7 years ago

    Vegas+21: First of all, you have horrible grammar. Second, Las Vegas was not "created" as an adult land. It was a place where the pioneers came to raise families and live their lives. Las Vegas is a place were people live. It is not just a bunch of hotels, parties and strip clubs. Go home if that's what you think.

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    vegas+21 

    8 years ago

    "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." This slogan by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau was aimed at adults in an attempt to re-define Vegas as an adult playground.

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    Las Vegas was originally created as an adult land for sex, gamblig, alcohol, money and every others sins people wanted to do between adults! Now the amount of families and kids grow every year. There is diapers, strollers and balloons pretty everywhere in this amazing city of sin. Vegas used to have a curfew by nights. They should bring back those sort of restrictions...

    There's no control on the curfew anymore! There's too many childrens/kids out there! And this is not funny at all! You don't go in Vegas to see moms changing diapers on the lobby. There's strollers everywhere at any time; days and nights!Kids just besides poker tables, halls, lobbys, on the strip and restaurants. There's a huge problems with families in Vegas and a lot of complains from a lot of people!

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    theguru-reports 

    9 years ago from Montana

    Huh? There's a curfew in Vegas?? Thanks for the help on this one

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