Curfews in Greater Phoenix Cities and Towns

How Late Can a Teen Stay Out at Night?

Some people -- especially teens! -- may be surprised to know that there are curfews in Arizona cities and towns. Although there is no state law in Arizona requiring a curfew, many of the cities in the Greater Phoenix area have curfews that define when people who are under the age of 18 may be out on city streets without parental supervision.

Here are some of the major cities in the area with information about their curfews. Many are similar, although definitions of where teens may be, exceptions, and the penalties if they are caught violating the ordinances vary. There may be other cities than the ones listed here that impose curfews in Greater Phoenix.

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    Avondale is a city in the West Valley

    Teenagers in the City of Avondale, Arizona should know that there are city ordinances that define what hours a minor may be outside within the City of Avondale boundaries without adult supervision. Parents of teenagers who violate the Avondale curfew law may be held responsible.

    The Avondale Municipal Code, Chapter 15, Article 1, Section 15-20, covers curfews in Avondale.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Avondale Municipal Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed. 

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    Arizona Curfews
    ••• Curfews in Chandler. David McNew / Getty Images

    Chandler is one of the largest cities in Arizona. It is located in the East Valley

    The Chandler Municipal Code, Chapter 11, Section 1, covers curfews in Chandler.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Chandler Municipal Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed.

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    Arizona curfews
    ••• Curfews in Gilbert. Image Source / Getty Images

    Gilbert is one of the largest incorporated cities/towns in Arizona. It is located in the East Valley.

    The Gilbert Town Code, Article V, Section 42-143, covers curfews in Gilbert.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Gilbert Town Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed.

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    ••• Curfews in Glendale. Image Source / Getty Images

    Glendale is one of the largest cities in Arizona, and is located in the West Valley

    The Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 26, Article III covers curfews in Glendale.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Glendale Municipal Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed.

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    AZ Curfew Laws
    ••• Goodyear, AZ Curfew. Brook Piper / Getty Images

    Goodyear is a city in the West Valley, southwest of Phoenix. 

    The Goodyear City Code, Chapter 11, Article 11-1-7, covers curfews in Goodyear.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Goodyear City Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed. 

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    ••• Curfews in Mesa, AZ. RICOWde / Getty Images

    Mesa is one of the largest cities in Arizona, and is located in the East Valley

    The Mesa City Code, Title 6, Chapter 6, covers curfews in Mesa.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Mesa City Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed. 

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    Curfews in Arizona
    ••• Curfews in Peoria, AZ. Image Source / Getty Images

    Peoria is one of the largest cities in Arizona, and is located in the West Valley

    The Peoria City Code, Chapter 13, Section 71 covers curfews in Peoria.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Peoria City Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed.

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    Curfews in Phoenix, Arizona
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    Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona

    The Phoenix City Code, Chapter 22, covers curfews in Phoenix.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Phoenix City Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed.

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    Arizona Curfews
    ••• Queen Creek Curfew. Mikael Andersson / Getty Images

    Queen Creek is a town in the southeastern part of the Valley of the Sun. 

    The Queen Creek Town Code, Chapter 9, Section 9-1-5, covers curfews in Queen Creek.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Queen Creek Town Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed.

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    Scottsdale Curfew Law
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    Scottsdale is one of the largest cities in Arizona, and is located east of Phoenix. 

    The Scottsdale City Code, Chapter 19, Section 11 covers curfews in Scottsdale.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Scottsdale City Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed.

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    Arizona Curfew Law
    ••• Surprise AZ Curfew Law. Micah Young / Getty Images

    Surprise is one of the largest cities in Arizona, and is located in the West Valley, northwest of Phoenix. 

    The Surprise Code of Ordinances, Chapter 34, Article V, Section Sec. 34-106, covers curfews in Surprise.

    • Minors under 18: may not be in a public place of the city between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and between 12 midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Surprise Municipal Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed. 

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    Curfews Laws in Arizona
    ••• Tempe Curfew Law. sturti / Getty Images

    Tempe is one of the largest cities in Arizona, and is located in the East Valley. 

    The Tempe City Code, Section 22-8, covers curfews in Tempe.

    • Minors under 16: may not be outside unsupervised between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.
    • Minors 16 to 18: may not be outside unsupervised between midnight and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Certain exceptions apply. See the Tempe City Code for those exceptions. Curfew violations are misdemeanors and a fine may be imposed.