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Report Loitering

On Private Property

On Public Property

Loitering by itself is not against the law. It is appropriate to call 911 if you believe the loiterers are violating laws such as consuming intoxicating beverages in public, loitering to solicit for prostitution, begging, disorderly conduct, and interfering with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

Talk to others who are affected by this behavior and urge them to report it. Be specific in describing the persons and what they are doing.

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS TRESPASSING ORDINANCE

385.380 Trespassing upon the land of another.

a. No person shall intentionally trespass on the land of another and, without claim of right, refuse to depart therefrom on demand of the lawful possessor thereof or his agent. A demand to depart may be made as follows:

(1) Orally, or in writing, by the lawful possessor or the possessor's agent; or,

(2) By conspicuously posting at reasonable intervals signs which prohibit trespass on the affected land; or,

(3) By conspicuously posting at reasonable intervals signs which prohibit trespass on the affected land during certain hours.

b. No person who has received a written demand to depart pursuant to clause (1) of paragraph (a) of this section shall reenter the lawful possessor's land without the written permission of the lawful possessor or the agent providing said demand for a period of up to ninety (90) days from the date of the written demand, as provided therein.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011