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Safety Services


Brownhelm Township law enforcement is provided by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department who may be contacted at (440) 244-0373 for non-emergencies. Fire protection is provided by the Vermilion Fire Department, the South Amherst Fire Department, and the Florence Township Fire Department.

Brownhelm Township Curfew for Minors

  • That a curfew for all personas age sixteen (16) and under is hereby enacted for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety in the unincorporated areas of the Township of Brownhelm, Lorain County, Ohio.

  • That the provisions of the curfew shall be as follows:

    • No minor age sixteen (16) and under shall be or remain upon any public road, street, sidewalk, alley, or public places in the unincorporated area of the Township of Brownhelm between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent, guardian, or person having legal custody and control of the child or has a legitimate excuse therefore.

    • The within curfew shall be extended one hour from the termination of any school sanctioned activities and shall likewise be extended from the hour of termination from work for any employed minor.

    • Any person age sixteen (16) or under who violates the provisions of this curfew shall be apprehended and taken home to parents, guardians, or other authorized persons.

    • Any person apprehended for a second or subsequent violations shall be charged as being an unruly child and taken before the Juvenile Court of Lorain County as provided in Chapter 2151 of the Ohio Revised Code.

  • The reasons for such curfew are that certain incidents of vandalism and destruction of property by minors have occurred at certain hours of the night in the township; that life and property has been endangered: and that a threat to the comfort and safety of the residents of Brownhelm Township exists.

  • The aforesaid curfew, enforced by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department, became effective July 22, 1995.

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