MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Anyone under the age of 17 must be off the streets at midnight, with some exceptions, or face penalties.

The City of Myrtle Beach tweeted on Wednesday that authorities will enforce a juvenile curfew.

The curfew begins at 12 a.m. and ends at 6 a.m.

Penalties for violating the curfew can be as much as $500 and/or three days in jail.

Parents can be charged as well.

Exceptions to the juvenile curfew include:

  • When the minor is accompanied by the parent or guardian
  • When involved in an emergency or on an errand necessitated by an emergency
  • Going directly to or from employment, in a vehicle engaged in interstate travel
  • On the sidewalk abutting the minor’s home
  • Attending an adult-supervised recreational activity sponsored by the city or a similar civic organization
  • Exercising protected First Amendment rights or married or otherwise legally emancipated