We can’t make this stuff up, it’s too good!
We are dedicated to building the repository of stupid laws on our puny planet. Whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, Labour Party, or Conservative Party, Obama or Bush, no government has a monopoly on creating stupid laws. Although the bulk of our Stupid Laws come from the United States, we have a large and growing collection of laws from other countries – Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, and many others.
Thanks to many contributors, we now have the largest collection of dumb laws on the Internet!
Feel free to browse our large collection of dumb laws. You’ll find laws categorized by country and state on the left, and laws placed into topics on the right. Our collection is expanding daily, so visit often for updates!
Most Popular Stupid Laws
- If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.
- A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
- You may shoot Native Americans if there are more than five of them on your property at any one time.
- It’s illegal to carry a Bible or to talk to anyone about Jesus Christ.
- Since 1173 it has been illegal to die.
- It is considered an offense to shower naked.
- Eating a neighbor’s baby is strictly forbidden.
- All lollipops are banned.
- It is illegal to say any sentence containing more than 4 words in English.
- You may only have one child, or a massive fine will be imposed.
Most Recent Stupid Laws
- It was once illegal to not wear clothes while taking a bath in a bathtub.
- It is illegal to paint a horse in Vermont.
- It is illegal to own gold
- It is illegal to store your own stuff in your own garage
- Atheists are disqualified from holding office or testifying as witness.
- An invitation from a third party trumps a restraining order
- A statute forbids people in bathing suits from appearing uncovered on the streets and in the shops and eateries in Waikīkī.
- Surfers must express themselves at all times using a vocabulary of no more than one hundred words.
- It is illegal to bite a landlord under any circumstances.
- It is illegal to park your horse “up wind” on a windy day.
Random Stupid Laws
- It’s against the law to honk your horn excessively
- Sneezing or burping is illegal during a church service.
- It is illegal to sneeze on city streets.
- It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
- Catch 22 is banned.
- No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
- Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.
- It is illegal to spit on public transportation
- Impersonating a town sealer, auctioneer, corder of wood, or a fence-viewer is against the law. Penalty: $20 to $100 fine.
- A board was created to regulate among other things, hearing aids.