Stupid Laws of California!!!!!!?

Many animals are illegal to own as pets, including snails, sloths, and elephants.

Bathhouses are against the law.

In an animal shelter, lizards and snakes are treated under the same guidelines as cats and dogs.

No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

Women may not drive in a house coat.

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.


Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.


You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.

Baldwin Park

Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.


City Council order reads: “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.”


You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.


It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.


Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor)

Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.


Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.


It is illegal to wash your car in the street. (Passed 1995).


It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.


You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.


It is illegal to own or sell “Silly String”.


It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters. This is considered disturbing the peace.

Long Beach

It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.

Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.

Los Angeles

Toads may not be licked.

You may not hunt moths under a street light.

It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison.

You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

Zoot suits are prohibited.

It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.


Roosters may not crow in the city limits.

Pacific Grove

Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine.

Palm Springs

It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM.


It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.


Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.


Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.


One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o’clock.

San Diego

The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.

It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.

San Francisco

Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street.

Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.

It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.

It is illegal to wipe one’s car with used underwear.

San Jose

It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs. -Ord. 7.08.595

Santa Monica

You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.


Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St. at all times.

11 Answers

  • Muppet
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Every state has stupid laws, there are entire web sites dedicated to it.

    In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

    In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

    Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

    In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

    In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

    It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

    In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

    California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.

    In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

    In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.

    In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.

    In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.

    In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

    A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.

    In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

    In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.

    In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

    In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

    In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.

    In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.

    In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

    In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

    In the State of Kansas, you're not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

    In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

    In New Jersey, cabbage can't be sold on Sunday.

    In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.

    In Cleveland, Ohio, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places.

    In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.

    In New York, it is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.

    In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatos in clam chowder.

    In Washington State, you can't carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

    In San Francisco, there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti.

    In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.

    It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.

    In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.

    In Phoenix, Arizona, you can't walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.

    In California, a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.

    In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples.

    In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

    In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.

    In Georgia, it's against the law to spread a false rumor.

    In West Virginia, one can't cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.

    In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.

    The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.

    In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.

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    Bathhouses are against the law.

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    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Agreed but no diecent cop would fine anyone for this **** unless he or she wanted to get an *** kicking by his own boss. Also many of these I am sure are so old that most people do not know they exist.

    Most of all I am sure that you could find stupid laws nation wide especially in the 13 colony states.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm sure most of these laws and ordinances were passed with good reason (well, I have to wonder about the camels) at some point. It would take more time and effort to get them off the books than it would be worth, so we are left with some amusing thoughts about our ancestors and their priorities as compared to our own.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All tho I'm sure we have a few F#*ked up laws here I''m glad i live here in New Zealand because sounds like there is a hole heap over there!

  • Gramma
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    LOL, Lol. At the time they were probably good laws, but more than 2 bath tubs in a house has got to go!

  • 1 decade ago


    can I move there ?

    for the love of a god who I have no faith, belief or capicity to beleive in [I add these provisos tothe statement for the love of god as my friends give me a hard time as I am a non

    - are these for real?

    how old are these laws?

    man these are some funny laws and one could have some real fun with them - wearing a zoot suit

  • 1 decade ago

    If your question is "Why are these laws on the books?" then the answer is "It's California, home of Liberal ideals and feel good legislation."

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    6 years ago

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