Dumb Laws and Bills
These are all supposedly realy laws and bills. I have no way to
varify if they are real so don't take them too seriously. Some of them may also have been real
but have been repealed. Also, I'm not making fun of any place for having such laws. If
you know of a dumb, funny, or odd law and you would like to have it listed here, email it to me at .
List Last Updated: Aug. 13, 2010 11:47PM UTC
It is illegal to change a light bulb unless you are a licensed electrician. Breaking this law results in a $10 fine (Submitted by Matt_TY).
35% of a radio stations content must be "Canadian Content". (submited by Hondo Kitsune)
If you have a water trough in your front yard it must be filled by 5:00 am. (submited by Hondo Kitsune)
It's illegal to climb trees. (submited by Hondo Kitsune)
Margarine producers can't make their margarine yellow. (submited by Hondo Kitsune)
The color of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine). (submited by Hondo Kitsune)
It is illegal for virgins to get married. (Submitted by Biafra Republic)
Alabama, United States
Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
It is illegal to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.
It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
It is legal to drive the wrong way on a one way street if you have a lantern on the front of your car.
Peanuts are not allowed to be sold in Lee County, Alabama after sunset on Wednesdays.
Putting salt on a railway track may be punishable by death.
You cannot chain your alligator to a fire hydrant.
You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.
Alaska, United States
Even though it is legal to hunt a bear, it is illegal to wake a bear and take a picture for photo opportunities.
Kangaroos are not allowed in barber shops at any time.
You can't look at a moose from an airplane.
Arkansas, United States
It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in Arkansas.
Chico, California, United States
Detonating a nuclear device in the city limits results in a $500 fine.
Los Angles, California, United States
It is illegal to cry on the witnesstand.
San Fransisco, California, United States
Elephants are prohibited from srolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.
It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.
People cannot sell or be in the possesion of a Sigway (an enviromentaly friendly, moterized scooter) anywhere in the city limits.
People classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.
Misc. California, United States Laws
Community leaders in one place passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
It is illegal to eat an orange in your bath tub.
Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
Colorado, United States
It is illegal for a woman wearing a red dress to be out on the streets after 7 PM.
Connecticut, United States
A pickle is not officially a pickle unless it bounces.
You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.
You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
Miami, Florida, United States
Having sexual relations with a porcupine or any other kind of animal is illegal.
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Men cannot jog shirtless or be shirtless in public for that matter unless it is at a beach or swimming pool. (This law has been repealed)
Sarasota, Florida, United States
It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
Misc. Florida, United States Laws
A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
It is illegal to fart in a public place after 6:00pm on a Thursday.
It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
Georgia, United States
It is illegal to take a bath of orange peels.
It is illegal to tie a giraffe to a lamp post.
Hawaii, United States
You could be fined if you do not own a boat.
Illinois, United States
It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.
South Bend, Indiana, United States
It is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
Misc. Indiana, United States Laws
Bathing is prohibited during the winter.
Citizens are not allowed to attend a cinema or theatre nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Any hotel in the city limits must have a water bucket and a hitching post in front of the building.
Fort Madison, Iowa, United States
The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
Indianola, Iowa, United States
The ?ce Cream Man and his truck are banned.
Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
Ottumwa, Iowa, United States
A man may not wink at any woman he does not know.
Misc. Iowa, United States Laws
A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.
Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.
One-armed piano players must perform for free.
Wichita, Kansas, United States
At the intersection of Douglas and Broadway, all motorists are required to stop at the intersection, exit their vehicles, and fire three shotgun rounds, before continuing on their way.
Misc. Kansas, United States Laws
It is illegal to hunt whales.
It is illegal to put ice cream on cherry pie.
Kentucky, United States
By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground".
It is illegal to shoot game out of the window of a moving vehicle, with the exception of a whale.
It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.
Louisana, United States
Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault", while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault".
It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
Augusta, Maine, United States
Stroll down the street playing a violin is against the law.
Portland, Maine, United States
Shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street.
Misc. Maine, United States Laws
After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.
Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack.
You may not step out of a plane in flight.
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
You cannot throw a bail of hay out of a second story window
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
You may not swear while in city limits.
Misc. Maryland, United States Laws
If a the victem of a murder was a drug dealer, the murderer will not be prosicuted. (Submitted by Michael Mitchell)
Massachusetts, United States
An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
It is illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder.
Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
You may not, at any time take a crap on your neighbor.
Michigan, United States
It is legal for the blind to hunt, and they don't need anyone with them.
Minnesota, United States
It is illegal to drive a red car down main street on Sundays.
It is illegal to give or receive oral sex. (Has been repealed)
It is illegal to have sex in any other position other than missionary. (Submitted by Biafra Republic)
It is illegal to walk across the Minnesota-Wisconsin border with a duck on your head.
Mississippi, United States
If an individual leaves his residence, or place of business, without the direct intent of injuring (killing) someone, they can not be tried for any offence.
Nebraska, United States
A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service.
Berkley Heights, New Jersey, United States
You may not walk your cattle on the street on Sunday.
Newark, New Jersey, United States
It is illegal to buy ice cream after 6:00 p.m.
Misc. New Jersey, United States Laws
It is illegal in this state to throw a bad pickle on the street.
New Mexico, United States
Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public.
New York, United States
A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. A second violation will require you to wear a pair of "horse-blinders" when ever you go out in public.
A man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.
A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
Citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers".
During a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks.
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
Barber, North Carolina, United States
Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
It is a misdemeanor to urinate or defecate publicly.
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Women must have their bodies covered with at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.
Misc. North Carolina, United States Laws
All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.
A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.
Elephants may not be used to plough cotton fields.
If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.
If a man and woman who are not married to each other live together "lewdly and lasciviously" they can be fined $1,000 and be sentenced to up to 60 days in gaol.
It's against the law to sing off key.
North Dakota, United States
Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
Columbus, Ohio, United States
It is illegal to sell cornflakes on Sunday.
Marysville, Ohio, United States
It is illegal for a dog to urinate on a parking meter. (Realy odd concidering I have been told there are no parking meters in Marysville, Ohio)
Misc. Ohio, United States Laws
Breast feeding is not allowed in public.
If you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand, you can be fined $25.00.
It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
It is legal to throw a snake at someone but it is illegal to shake a snake at someone.
Participating or conducting a duel is prohibited.
The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.
Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
Oklahoma, United States
Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.
Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
Oregon, United States
You must let your dishes drip dry.
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, United States
Any group of 5 or more Native Americans are to be considered a raiding party and may be killed on the spot.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
You can't put pretzels in bags
Misc. Pennsylvania, United States Laws
A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
If a motorist sees a horse coming down the road, the driver must pull off to the side of the road and cover the vehicle with canvas. If the horse is still scared the driver must get out of his car and take it apart until the horse isn't scared any more.
No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.
Rhode Island, United States
Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.
South Carolina, United States
It is legal to beat your wife on a Sunday morning on the steps of the state house.
Tennessee, United States
It is illegal to catch a fish with a lasso.
Corpus Christie, Texas, United States
It is illegal to raise alligators in your home.
Dallas, Texas, United States
It is illegal to own any realistic looking, phallic shaped, personal massager more than one foot in length.
Houston, Texas, United States
You cannot buy beer after midnight on Sunday, but you can buy it on Monday.
Misc. Texas, United States Laws
A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
An anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
It is illegal to carry a pair of wire-cutters in your back pocket.
It is illegal to have an open container in a car.
It is illegal to have anything protruding from your bumper unless it is attached with a chain.
It is illegal to milk another person's cow.
It is illegal to spit on the sidewalk.
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
It is legal for a husband to beat his wife as long as he uses something no bigger than his thumb.
It is legal for the blind to go hunting as long as they have someone with them who isn't blind.
Up to a felony charge can be levied for promoting the use of, or owning more than six dildos.
When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
You are aren't allowed to tuck your pants into one boot unless you own ten or more cattle.
Utah, United States
A man cannot give his sweatheart a box of candy weighing less then 50 pounds. (Submited by Biafra Republic)
Vermont, United States
Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath each week -- on Saturday night.
Washington, United States
All lollipops are banned.
It is illegal to deflower a virgin even on their wedding day.
It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.
It shall be unlawful for a candidate for office or for nomination thereto whose name appears upon the ballot at any election to give to or purchase for another person, not a member of his or her family, any liquor in or upon any premises licensed by the state for the sale of any such liquor by the drink during the hours that the polls are open on the day of such election.
West Virginia, United States
It is illegal to put an ice cream cone in your pocket on Sundays.
It is illegal to spit on any sidewalk which women may walk down.
No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions".