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May 11th, 2016 by MichiganLiving 24 Crazy Laws in Michigan That You Probably Didn’t Know About

Before moving in a new place,it’s a must that you read and fully understand all the existing laws at that place. There might be some acts that are legal at your previous community but punishable by law at your new found state.

If you are living or wanted to move in Michigan, here are few crazy laws that you must know and fully understand.

Crazy Laws In Michigan

Crazy Laws in Michigan


Persons may not be drunk on trains.

It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.

Adultery is illegal, but can only be punished upon a complaint by the affected husband or wife.

No man may seduce and corrupt an unmarried girl, or else he risks five years in prison.

The last Sunday in June of every year was named “log cabin day”.

Cars may not be sold on Sunday.

A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

There is a 3 cent bounty for each starling and 10 cent bounty for each crow killed in any village, township, or city in the state. (Repealed, 2006)

It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.

You may not swear in front of women and children. (Repealed, 2002)
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Any person over the age of 12 may have a license for a handgun as long as he/she has not been convicted of a felony.

Crazy City Laws in Michigan



There is a law that makes it legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.


Putt-putt golf courses must close by 1:00 AM.

Security guards at Joe Louis Arena will confiscate any item they feel might be thrown onto the ice.

Couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple’s own property.

Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited.

It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.

It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose.

Grand Haven

No person shall throw an abandoned hoop skirt into any street or on any sidewalk, under penalty of a five- dollar fine for each offense.

Harper Woods

It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.


It is against the law to serenade your girlfriend.


All bathing suits must have been inspected by the head of police.


Smoking while in bed is illegal.


Anyone can keep their cow on Main Street downtown at a cost of 3 cents per day.


23 responses to “24 Crazy Laws in Michigan That You Probably Didn’t Know About”

  1. Jenn says:

    These are hilarious. I love the Detroit “pig” law. I’ll have to remember that one!

  2. Janalyn says:

    Why do I have a feeling the head of police in Rochester is the one that came up with the swimsuit law? 🙂 These are great.

  3. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    Hilarious! But seriously, how many farmers want to sleep with their animals.

  4. Rachel Dean says:

    Some of these are crazy!! Get your bathing suit inspected by the police? Illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday? Crazy….

  5. Lol. These are insane, and a bit odd. I always wonder why some of these cooky laws were ever created. At least they make for a good laugh.

  6. Elizabeth O. says:

    For real? These laws are hilarious! Some of them make sense but the others will have you questioning why it’s a law in the first place. No matter, thanks for the laugh! Lol.

  7. I must confess, my old town’s got a couple of these laws but to see a list of these, oh my! I’m chuckling but it gets me thinking why something like them would be passed in the first place.

  8. victoria says:

    Is this real? why those swimsuits are need to check, weird

  9. I like the bathing suits must be inspected. I bet the cops love that one. LOL!

  10. Nicole Escat says:

    Some of these laws are hilarious. I wonder why a car may not be sold on Sunday.

  11. Tammy says:

    We have crazy laws like that in Missouri too!! Made soooooo many years ago. They do make you laugh.

  12. Kathy says:

    Wow, these are crazy. You can’t even sell a car on a Sunday. I think that’s ridiculous! I don’t like that they can’t cut hair without the husbands permission. Now that is really crazy.

  13. The law about a women not having the right to decide when to cut her hair is just insane

  14. These are really funny laws….Farmers can sleep with their animals? Really, lol

  15. Some of those are really strange. I wonder who actually monitors them to see if they’re being followed.

  16. Rosey says:

    No scowlilng on Sunday. I love it! 🙂 These are hilariou, and crazy. 😉

  17. Lisa Rios says:

    My goodness, some of these laws are really crazy enough & quiet funny. Wondering who would really be monitoring most of these laws. Banning couples making love in automobiles made me laugh so much after a long time, lol.

  18. adriana says:

    This is crazy and so funny! Can’t believe that no cars are sold on Sunday, really?!

  19. waaaaahaha!!! Laughing for days! These are insane. Can’t believe some are actual laws.
    Who the hell kills dogs with a decompression chamber. That’s horrible.

  20. Mommy Peach says:

    Those are some hilarious laws!

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