Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dumb Arizona Laws

Every state has their own strange set of rules set in place over the years and they seldom make sense to those out of the region.  Here are a few of the ones in Arizona.

Hunting camels is prohibited.

Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.  This goes back to the days of the Wild West.

There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus.

Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.

It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.

In Glendale, cars may not be driven in reverse.

In Globe cards may not be played in the street with a Native American.

In Maricopa County, no more than six girls may live in any house.

In Mesa it is illegal to smoke cigarettes within 15 feet of a public place unless you have a Class 12 liquor license.

In Mohave County a decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.

In Nogales an ordinance prohibits the wearing of suspenders.

In Prescott no one is permitted to ride their horses up the stairs of the county court house.

I'm sure there are stupid laws everywhere, but these just tickled my funny bone and I had to share them with you.

Long Live the Lawless Queen


  1. I love Arizona! I will have to be careful when I go back there this Spring!

  2. I love these dumb laws!! We have our share of them here in Massachusetts too. How about:

    No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.
    It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.
    At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.

    Enjoy, and have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.