Skateboarding, in its self, is not a crime yet it is treated as one in the Borough of Doylestown Pennsylvania punishable by the loss of your deck and possibly a fine of $300.00.
The following petition is being presented to support the repeal of the Doylestown Borough Skateboard Ordinance. The ordinance reads;
"Skateboarding Ordinance: No person shall use, operate or ride upon nor permit the use, operation or riding upon any skateboard on any public street, public alley, public sidewalk, public park, public parking lot or other public place within the Borough of Doylestown.
Any police officer who shall observe any minor person under the age of eighteen (18) years using, operating or riding upon a skateboard in violation of the Ordinance shall have the authority to immediately seize and take possession of such skateboard and hold same until the parent or guardian of such minor person or other responsible adult make application to the Chief of Police for the return thereof. These provisions shall be in addition to and not in restriction of any penalties otherwise provided for the violation of this Ordinance.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Ordinance shall upon conviction, thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00)"
This ordinance is in place without justification. When signing this petition you acknowledge that skateboarding, in itself, is not a crime and do not support the destruction, defacing, or defacing of public property.
Walter Duke Henkels