Curfew for minors

Curfew in Lexington for children and teens under age 18 is midnight, every day of the week. That means minors may not be in a public space between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m.

Exceptions to curfew

  • When the minor is accompanied by their parent or legal guardian
  • When accompanied by an adult who is authorized by the minor's parent
  • When returning home from a school or religious activity, within one hour of the event ending
  • When working a job that is authorized under Kentucky state law 


For full details, please refer to the city's curfew ordinance.

Read the curfew ordinance