City of Cortland, NY
Cortland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cortland 8-5-1969 as Ch. 12, Art. III, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 202.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 208.

§ 113-1 Hours prescribed.

A. 
Week nights. No child under the age of 16 years shall be in or upon any of the streets, parks or public places in the City in the nighttime, after the hour of 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights, unless such child is accompanied by his parent, guardian, or other person having legal care or control of such child.
B. 
Weekends. No child under the age of 16 years shall be in or upon any of the streets, parks or public places in the City in the nighttime after the hours of 12:00 midnight on Friday or Saturday night, unless such child is accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other persons having legal care or control of such child.

§ 113-2 Responsibility of adult for violation by ward.

Any parents, guardian or other adult person having the legal care and custody of any child under the age of 16 years shall not allow or permit such child or ward under such age to go to or be in or upon any of the streets, parks, or public places in the City after the hours prescribed in § 113-1 on the days mentioned therein.

§ 113-3 Authority to exempt organized youth groups.

The Chief of Police or in his absence the police officer in charge of the Police Department is hereby vested with the discretionary power to exempt members of organized youth groups attending functions sponsored by such groups and approved by the Chief of Police or the officer in charge of the Police Department, from the operation of this chapter, upon request of adults in charge of such groups.

§ 113-4 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-2-2002]
Any parent/guardian violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation of the Code of the City of Cortland, and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250.