Reason No. 6,036-60: Why We Should Split the State – California’s Crazy Laws

And now for a humorus look at some California laws, most are municipal codes, but some are actual state-wide laws. Note the cities listed with the weirdest laws are all in Southern California!

A law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing. (In the State of Jefferson you will be free to wiggle!)

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

A person must be 18 years old to buy a wax container.
Location: Glendale

All dog waste must be removed from any yard within seven days.
Location: Cerritos,

All food in a childrens’ camp must be approved by the director before being used.
Location: Los Angeles, California

All persons wishing to keep a rhinoceros as a pet must obtain a $100 license first.
Location: Norco, California

Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
Location: California, United States

Before a business may have a “going out of business sale”, they must obtain a special permit from the city manager.
Location: Thousand Oaks, California

Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.
Location: Long Beach

Cars may not be driven in reverse.
Location: Glendale, California | 3 comments

Cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.
Location: Ventura County, California | 6 comments

Children may not wear a Halloween mask unless they get a special permit from the sheriff.
Location: Walnut, California | 2 comments

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

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 (Of course they would have the most crazy laws)
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. (Ducks rule)

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5 Responses to Reason No. 6,036-60: Why We Should Split the State – California’s Crazy Laws

  1. Toby says:

    Loved reading this, made me laugh hard.
    I saw something the other day that they are set to ban lead ammo in California. I didn’t read the story, now I wish I had. My guess would be they are doing it under the guise of some environmental BS. I will bet it’s about stomping on the 2nd amendment.

  2. Tina says:

    Man if they are all still on the books it just goes to show how silly having a bunch of laws that nobody follows or even knows about is.

    Any idea Jack how many gun owners are living in California? could be a big turnout come election time on this issue alone!

  3. Pie Guevara says:

    Regarding the piling of manure.

    My ancestors (in Montana) learned well from their German immigrant neighbors. Their German neighbors piled manure (horse or otherwise) against the walls of their houses in fall.

    The decaying manure, piled thick, would provide a self heating barrier to the intense, withering cold of Montana winters. When hearth fuel grew scare the outer crust of the driest, north wind blasted manure was used for fuel to heat the home and cook the meals.

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