Strange California Laws
Strange California Laws
Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
Bathhouses are against the law.
It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
Women may not drive in a house coat. Source
No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles.
It is illegal to eat oranges in a bathtub.
Due to the ambled name of "Texas Instrument," the TI-82,TI-83,TI-83 ,TI-86, and TI-89 were all banished from California. If caught with one, 4 weeks of prison is assigned.
In Alhambra - You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.
In Arcadia - Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.
In Baldwin Park - Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
In Belvedere - City Council order reads: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.
In Blythe - You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
In Burlingame - It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.
In Cathedral City - It is prohibited to sleep in a parked vehicle.
In Cathedral City - Persons may not ride their bicycles through the "Fountain of Life".
In Cathedral City - One may not bring their dog to school.
In Cerritos - All dog "waste" must be removed from any yard within seven days.
In Chico - One must obtain a permit from the city to throw hay in a cesspool.
In Chico - It is illegal to own a green or smelly animal hide.
In Chico - Bowling on the sidewalk is illegal.
In Chico - Driving a herd of cattle down a street is against the law.
In Chico - It is illegal to plant a garden in any public street.
In Chico - Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.
In Dana Point - One may not use one's own restroom if the window is open.
In Downey - It is illegal to wash your car in the street.
In El Monte - Sandboxes may not be used as ashtrays.
In El Monte - Pinball machines are outlawed, as well as mock horse racing games.
In El Monte - Waitresses are not allowed to consume drinks bought by her customers.
In Eurkea - Persons may not sleep on a road.
In Eurkea - One must seek written permission from the Director of Public Works before playing baseball in a city park.
In Eurkea - Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
In Fresno - No one may annoy a lizard in a city park.
In Fresno - Skipping rocks in a city park is not allowed.
In Fresno - It is against the law to hold a private bingo game.
In Fresno - Permanent markers may not be sold in the city limits.
In Fresno - It is illegal to sell gasoline to a drunken person.
In Fresno - Elementary schools may not host poker tournaments.
In Fresno - Getting drunk on a playground is against the law.
In Glendale - One may not take his dog on an elevator with him.
In Glendale - A person must be 18 years old to buy a wax container.
In Glendale - It is illegal to jump into a passing car.
In Glendale - Cars may not be driven in reverse.
In Hermosa Beach - Public restrooms must be supplied with toilet paper.
In Hermosa Beach - No person may show his or her buttocks on a playground.
In Hermosa Beach - It is illegal to pour salt on a highway.
In Hollywood - It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.
In Indian Wells - It is illegal for a trumpet player to play his instrument with the intention of luring someone to a store.
In Indian Wells - Drinking intoxicating cement is prohibited.
In Indian Wells - Fortelling the future for donations is illegal.
In Indian Wells - Crushing rocks in the city limits is forbidden.
In Lafayette - You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.
In Lodi - It is illegal to shoot "silly string" at parade participants.
In Lompoc - It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters.
In Long Beach - Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.
In Long Beach - It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.
In Los Angeles - It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
In Los Angeles - You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
In Los Angeles - You may not hunt moths under a street light.
In Los Angeles - It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
In Los Angeles - Toads may not be licked.
In Los Angeles - It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church.
In Los Angeles - Zoot suits are prohibited.
In Los Angeles County - All food in a childrens camp must be approved by the director before being used.
In Los Angeles County - It is illegal to set metal balloons afloat in the air.
In Los Angeles County - No person may charge admission to a house party.
In Los Angeles County - It is illegal to skateboard and roller-skate through the courthouse and library.
In Norco - Vehicles may not contain sound systems which allow someone to hear noise outside the vehicle.
In Norco - It is unlawful to give another fireworks.
In Norco - All persons wishing to keep a rhinoceros as a pet must obtain a $100 license first.
In Norco - Growing oleander flowers is illegal.
In Ontario - Roosters may not crow in the city limits.
In Pacific Grove - It is illegal to molest butterflies.
In Palm Springs - It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM.
In Pasadena - It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.
In Portola - One may not allow his or her dog to chase a squirrel in the summer.
In Portola - It is illegal to fish from an overpass in the city.
In Portola - No person may carry a fish into a bar.
In Prundale - Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.
In Redlands - Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.
In Riverside - One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o'clock.
In San Diego - It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.
In San Diego - The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.
In San Francisco - Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.
In San Francisco - It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.
In San Francisco - Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.
In San Francisco - It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
In San Francisco - Giving or receiving oral sex is prohibited.
In San Jose - It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs.
In San Luis Obispo - Using a gas-powered blower at a business on Sunday is prohibited.
In Santa Monica - You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.
In Shasta Lake - One may not raffle off a dog as a gift in any public place.
In Sima Valley - Remote control cars can only be driven in designated areas of city parks.
In Temecula - Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St.
In Thousand Oaks - Before a business may have a "going out of business sale", they must obtain a special permit from the city manager.
In Walnut - Ice cream men must obtain a license before selling any ice cream from their car.
In Walnut - Kites may not be flown above 10 feet over the ground.
In Walnut - Children may not wear a halloween mask unless they get a special permit from the sheriff.
In Walnut - Persons may not pick flowers from the city parks.
In Walnut - Males may not dress as a female unless a special permit is obtained from the sheriff.
In Walnut - One may not leave sand in their own driveway.