36 of The Weirdest Laws in All of California

California, also known as the Golden State, is full of sun, fun, and lots of outside activities. It’s also full of the weirdest laws, and here are a bunch of them.

  1. California prison workers will no longer be allowed to have sex with intimates.
  2. Cerrito City law says that all dog “waste” must be removed from any yard within seven days.
  3. In Belvedere, nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
  4. It’s unlawful to let a dog pursue a bear or bobcat at any time.
  5. In Cathedral City, sleeping in a parked vehicle is prohibited. People may not ride their bicycles through the “Fountain of Life.” And, even if you want to, you cannot bring your dog to school.
  6. In Los Angeles, California, it is illegal to wash your neighbor’s car without their permission.
  7. You many only throw a frisbee at the beach in Los Angeles County, CA with the lifeguard’s permission.
  8. Film producers must have permission from a pediatrician before filming a child under the age of one month.
  9. This must be a very old law, but in Hollywood, you must not drive more than two thousand sheep down the boulevard at one time. Ha, this is definitely one of the weirdest laws.
  10. In Long Beach, California, automobiles are the only items allowed to be stowed in the garage.
  11. You know this state is not typically covered with ice and snow because in Hermosa Beach, it’s illegal to pour salt on the highway. The public restrooms in this city must be supplied with toilet paper and no person may show his or her butt on the playground.
  12. Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways, in Arcadia.
  13. In San Jose and Sunnyvale it is illegal for grocery stores to provide plastic bags.
  14. Bathhouses are against the law.
  15. In Riverside, it is unlawful to carry a lunch down the street between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  16. In Walnut, California, it’s illegal to put sand or rock in your driveway.
  17. Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  18. Woman may not drive in a housecoat.
  19. In Glendale, you may not take your dog on the elevator with you, you must be 18 years old to buy a wax container, you cannot jump into a passing car, and cars may not be driven in reverse.
  20. In Fresno, park visitors may not annoy the lizards they encounter at the city park. You cannot skip rocks in the city park, hold private bingo games, sell permanent markers within the city limits, sell gasoline to a drunk person, or get drunk on a playground. Also, elementary schools may not host poker tournaments.
  21. If you’re in Blythe, California, you are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
  22. Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
  23. In Los Angeles, it’s illegal to hunt moths under a street lamp.
  24. In Carmel, a man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. Also, women may not wear high heels while in the city limits. And if that weren’t enough, ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (But this law was appealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor.)
  25. No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
  26. In Norco, it’s illegal to grow oleander flowers. And if you live there and you want to have a rhinoceros as a per, you must first obtain a license for it. It will cost $100.00.
  27. It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds, in Burlingame.
  28. It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  29. In Dana Point, one may not use one’s own restroom if the window is open.
  30. In Long Beach, it’s illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.
  31. In Downey, California, it’s illegal to wash your car in the street.
  32. In El Monte, it’s illegal to own a pinball machine, sandboxes may not be used as ashtrays, and waitresses are not allowed to consume drinks bought for them by their customers.
  33. In Eureka, it’s illegal for two men with mustaches to kiss a woman. You cannot sleep in the road either. And if you want to play baseball in a city park, you must first get permission from the Director of Public Works.
  34. Detonating a nuclear device is illegal within the Chico city limits. It’s also illegal to own a green or smelly animal hide, bowl on the sidewalk, drive a herd of cattle down the street, and plant a garden in any public street. And if you want to throw hay in a cesspool, your must obtain a permit from the city.  
  35. In Alhambra, you cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.

California is easily one of my favorite states in the country, but some of these laws are just too weird! And with the weirdest laws, come some of the weirdest people, but you must visit this great state to see it for yourself!