Per City of Chilton Municipal Ordinance (20-249): No child 17 years of age or under shall loiter, idle or remain and no parent or guardian shall knowingly permit his child or ward of such age to loiter, idle or remain in or upon any of the streets, alleys or public places in the City of Chilton between 10:00 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 6:00 a.m. the next day between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Defenses -  It shall NOT be a violation of this section for a child to be in a public place between the above hours if:

1. The child is accompanied by his/her parent(s), guardian, or custodian;
2. The child is participating in, going to or returning from lawful employment, a school-sanctioned activity, or religious event;
3. The child is engaging in any activities protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution or Article 1, Sections 3 and 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution. 

4. The child is involved in an emergency involving the protection of a person or property from an imminent threat of serious bodily injury or substantial damage;
5. The child is involved in any activity conducted by a non-profit or governmental entity that provides recreation, education, training or other care under the supervision of one or more adults or; 

6. The child is engaged in interstate or international travel from a location outside Wisconsin to another location outside Wisconsin;

7. For purposes of this section, the term "remaining upon any street or alley" includes and encompasses the act of cruising (driving around with no immediate destination) whether or not the child is a passenger or driver of such vehicle.