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There are some great laws in our beautiful state, but there are also some that make you scratch and wonder.

Some of these laws make me crack up, and have to stop and think, what had to have happened to get this law written in the first place.

State Laws:

  • One may not mutilate a rock in a state park
  • It is illegal to ride a horse under the influence
  • Tags may be ripped off of pillows and mattresses

City Laws:

Alamosa:

  • Throwing missles at cars is illegal
  • Keeping a house where unmarried persons are allowed to have sex is prohibited
  • To own a dog over three months of age, one must obtain a license

Arvada:

  • Establishments which sell alcohol must have enough lighting to read text inside them

Aspen:

  • Catapults may not be fired at buildings

Boulder:

  • It is legal to challenge a police officer, but only until he or she asks you to stop
  • It is illegal to permit ones llama to graze on city property
  • Boulders may not be rolled on city property
  • Couches may not be placed on outside porches

Colorado Springs:

  • It is permissable to wear a holstered six-gun within city limits, except on Sunday, Election Day, or holidays

Cripple Creek:

  • It is illegal to bring your horse or pack mule above the ground floor of any building

Denver:

  • The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park
  • It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor
  • You may not drive a black car on Sundays
  • It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver

Durango:

  • It is illegal to go in public dressed in clothes “unbecoming” on one’s sex

Fountain:

  • It is illegal to have a broken down car on private property or public right-of-ways
  • It is illegal to have weeds in your yard

Logan County:

  • It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep

Louisville:

  • Residents may not own chickens, but may own up to three turkeys

Pueblo:

  • It is illegal to let a dandelion grow within the city limits

Sterling:

  • Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a tail light

Vail:

  • It is illegal to crash into obstacles on a ski slope
  • No one may keep junk close to someone else

Westminster:

  • Do not allow somebody to park less than 2 feet from you, or you will have to pay a fine
  • Don’t get lost between 9pm-4am, or allow somebody else to get lost while ‘operating’ your car because it is against the law
  • Do not send a work crew in more than 1 vehicle in any residential district of the city because it is against the law

Wow, and yes those are all really laws.

Which one do you think is the most bizarre?

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