Published: Aug 31, 2012 4:38 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On September 1, the recently changed Youth Protection Ordinance will go into effect. The Fort Myers Police Department would like to remind residents the new curfew is earlier:

-A minor may not be or remain in any public place or restricted area within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the following day, Sunday through Thursday, except in the case of a legal holiday.

-A minor may not be or remain in any public place or restricted area within the city limits between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

There is a 30-day grace period for the new ordinance. Police will spend the month of September educating parents of the curfew. Enforcement will begin in October.