Dumb Wisconsin Laws

1:01 am Jokes & Humor, Wisconsin

When it comes to laws in Wisconsin some are so weird there is no explanation to even give as to why its a law to begin with.

Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.

Whenever two trains meet at an intersection of said tracks, neither shall proceed until the other has.

As people used to smuggle it in from Illinois, all yellow butter substitute is banned.

Condoms were considered an obsene article and had to hidden behind the pharmacist’s counter.

At one time, margarine was illegal.

State Law made it illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.

The state definition of rape stated that it was a man having sex with a woman he knows not to be his wife.

While all cheese making requires a license, Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker’s license.

It is illegal to kiss on a train.

It is illegal to cut a woman’s hair.

Margarine may not be substituted for butter in restaurants unless it is requested by the customer.

The government may not prohibit manual flushed urinals.

One may not camp in a wagon on any public highway or risk a fine of up to ten dollars.

It is a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.

It is illegal to throw rocks at a railroad car.

Livestock have the right-of-way on public roads.

Also a couple cities in Wisconsin that have some odd laws also.


It is illegal to get a tattoo unless it is for medical purposes

It is unlawful to use someone else’s phone to make prank calls.


Screens are required on all windows from May 1 to October 1.

You are not allowed to put litter into someone else’s trash receptacle without express permission.


It is illegal for a man to be aroused in public.

La Crosse

It is illegal to tie up your horse along Third Street (Now a major bar strip).

It is illegal to display an unclothed mannequin in a store window.

It is illegal to play checkers in public.

You cannot “worry a squirrel”.


An old ordinance forbids parking for over two hours unless a horse is tied to the car.

It is against the law to play a flute and drums on the streets to attract attention.

If one is thought of as offensive looking, it is illegal for him to be in public during the day.

It is illegal to purchase or use Sparklers in the city, yet you can buy fully disassembled automatic machine guns.


Missiles may not be shot at parade participants.

It is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.

Women may not walk down a public street at night without being accompanied by a man.


Only police officers may shoot birds in the city.

No person may water his lawn in such a way as to annoy his or her neighbor.

It is illegal to swim in the Fountain Park fountain.

St. Croix

Women are not allowed to wear anything red in public.

Sun Prairie

Nuclear weapons may not be manufactured in the city limits.

Persons may not ride a bicycle with their hands off the handlebars.

Cats are forbidden from entering cemeteries

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