Child Safety Zones

CHILD SAFETY ZONES ORDINANCE CHAPTER 50 ARTICLE 

On Monday, April 22, 2019, the Lampasas City Council passed and enacted the Child Safety Zones Ordinance to establish child safety zones within the city limits of Lampasas.  Ordinance

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS  

It shall be unlawful for any person who is required by law to register with the Texas Department of Public Safety Sexual Offender Data Base to establish a Permanent or Temporary Residence within 1000 feet of any Child Safety Zone. Child Safety Zone Map

PROPERTY OWNER/RENTER RESPONSIBILITIES 

Section 50-52: It shall be unlawful for any property Owner or Renter to let, rent, assign, or sub-let any place, structure or part thereof, to any person who is required by law to register with the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry Data Base, when such place is within 1000 feet of any Child Safety Zone. DPS Registrant Website

HALLOWEEN

Any registered sex offender involving a victim or an intended victim who was younger than 17 years of age shall not have their exterior light on, shall not display seasonal decorations or sound effects, or otherwise invite, tempt or lure a child, Trick-or-Treaters, or anyone younger than 17 years of age onto or into their permanent residence, temporary residence, or where they are a Recurring Visitor on October 31 each year, or on the date celebrating Halloween in the city.

PUBLIC PARKS 

Probationers and Parolees that are required to register with the Texas Department of Public Safety Sexual Offender Data Base because of a violation of law involving a victim or an intended victim who was younger than 17 years of age, shall not enter a public park.

Registered sex offenders residing in the city who are not currently on probation or parole may not enter parks within the city without written permission by the Chief of Police.  The request must be in writing and submitted to Chief of Police Sammy Bailey, Lampasas Police Department, 301 East 4th Street, Lampasas, Texas 76550. 

LOITERING 

It is unlawful to stand or sit idly within 500 feet of any Child Safety Zone if you are required by law to register within the Texas Department of Public Safety Sexual Offender Data Base because of a violation of law involving a victim or an intended victim who was younger than 17 years of age.

CHILD SAFETY ZONES:

Include premises where children commonly meet, gather and assemble, such as: (1) schools, day-care facilities, playgrounds, public or private youth centers, video arcade facilities, as defined by Texas Health and Safety Code 481.134, 508.224 and the Texas Government Code 508.187 (2) public parks, and (3) privately and publicly owned recreational facilities, including but not limited to  parks, pools, playgrounds, community pools, child water play areas, skate parks, skate rinks, public or private buildings for civic or cultural activities for youth, libraries, hike and bike trails that children younger than 17 frequent, or youth athletic fields where an entrance, admission or rental fee is charged.

Questions or Inquires 

Should you need further information, please contact Sergeant Investigator Nick Roberts or Chief of Police Sammy Bailey at (512) 556-3644.