Old and Stupid/Funny Ohio Laws

Here's some old and quite funny/stupid laws from Ohio!

A police office can write you a ticket for leaving your keys in your car. But relax he will leave you a note when you can come get your keys back so long as you can prove it's your car and your keys.

Bay Village - It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.

Bexley - Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.

Breast feeding is not allowed in public.

Canton - Electric fences are banned.

Canton - It is a misdemeanor to play any game in a public park without the Superintendent's permission.

Cincinnati - Anal intercourse is banned.

Cleveland - It's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

Clinton County - Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.

Fairview Park - Items left on a tree lawn become city property. A young man was fined for removing an item from a tree lawn even though he had the owner's permission.

Fairview Park - It's against the law to honk your horn "excessively". A grandmother was fined for honking her horn twice at her neighbour.

Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.

If you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand, you can be fined $25.00.

In Columbus, Ohio it is illegal to sell cornflakes on Sunday.

In Marysville, Ohio it is illegal for a dog to urinate on a parking meter. (There are no parking meters in Marysville.)

Ironton - Cross-dressing is against the law.

It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.

It is illegal for women to wear footwear of any kind with an open toe.

It is illegal to fish for whales on Sundays.

It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

It is illegal to mistreat anything of great importance.

It is legal to throw a snake at someone but it is illegal to shake a snake at someone.

It's against the law to kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church without a licence.

Lima - Any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on the map cannot be sold.

Lowell - It is unlawful to run a horse over five miles per hour.

Marion - You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.

McDonald - Your goose may not paraded down Main Street.

No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.

No person while operating a motor vehicle shall fail to slow down and stop said vehicle when signalled to do so upon meeting or overtaking a horse-drawn vehicle or person on horseback and to remain stationary until such vehicle or person has passed, provided such signal to stop is given in good faith, under circumstances of necessity, and only as often and for such length of time as is required of such vehicle or person to pass, whether it is approaching from the front or rear.

North Canton - It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.

Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.

Oxford - It is unlawful for a woman to appear in public while unshaven. This includes legs and face.

Oxford - It's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.

Participating in or conducting a duel is prohibited.

Paulding - A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him. However, the reverse is not true, even if it's a police dog.

Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.

Strongsville - Catch 22 is banned.

The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.

Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

Youngstown - You may not run out of gas/petrol.