Nevada Crazy Laws
The state of Nevada is best known for The Strip: the place where it all happens. The desert state has its very own oasis with hotels, casinos, and all-you-can-eat buffets to soften the casino losses. And, just like every state in the country, there are also some crazy Nevada laws. So, if you want to get to know it a little better, here are the craziest laws in Nevada.
Weirdest Nevada Laws
A mask is required when walking down the street
In the city of Elko, you should stock up on masks, as walking down the streets without them is illegal.
Shooting someone's dog can get you hanged!
This law has roots in the wild, wild west. In the 1800s, dogs were sheepherders and protective pets, and shooting one would lead to a pretty rough punishment.
You cannot conceal a painted shopping cart
In the city of Reno, it is illegal to conceal a spray-painted shipping cart in the basement.
It is illegal to ride a camel on a highway
Camels are not a rare sighting in the desert state. However, it is against the law to ride a camel on the highway.
Sex toys are prohibited
Sec. 8.14.040. Sale of sexual paraphernalia.
"It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer to sell or display for sale any device, including but not limited to dildos and artificial vaginae, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs."
Well, you have to admit that you did not expect this type of law in a state like Nevada.
Brothels can only be built in certain areas
In fact, a brothel should not be within 400 yards from a school or a church.
It is against the law to pawn while drunk
In Nevada, pawn keepers cannot accept goods from people who are intoxicated.
Hula hooping on the main street is against the law
Another weird Nevada law is one that prohibits hula hooping on Las Vegas' main street.
It is illegal to pawn dentures
Hopefully, no one will ever be in a position to have to sell their dentures. But, in either case, pawning one's dentures in Las Vegas is illegal.
People cannot lie down on sidewalks
If you get the urge to lie down and rest for a bit when you're in Reno, don't.
Sec. 8.12.015. Sitting or lying down on public sidewalks in the downtown redevelopment district prohibited.
"(b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall sit or lie down upon a public sidewalk, or upon a blanket, chair, stool, or any other object placed upon a public sidewalk in the downtown redevelopment district, as it is defined in section 18.07.040 of the Reno Municipal Code."
Running a red light is legal in certain cases
If you are the lead car in a funeral procession, you can hit the gas and run a red light!
Unicycling on Main Street is illegal
When in Las Vegas, resist the urge to unicycle on Fermont street. It is against the law.
It is illegal to have unprotected sex
When in Nevada, remember: no glove, no love.
Men with mustaches cannot kiss women
In the city of Eureka, men who have a mustache cannot kiss the ladies.
Las Vegas has official and official 'cat fancier" law
Yes, people who are cat lovers have a legal definition: people who have no more than 6 adult cats that are recognized as 'cat shows', meaning they participate in cat exhibitions.
Swearing on the Vegas strip is illegal
Who knew??? When in Las Vegas, you cannot use profanities while on Main Street.
Benches cannot be placed on sidewalks or street in the city of Reno
Sec. 8.12.045. Benches and seats on public sidewalks.
"No person shall place or maintain any chair, bench, or permanent seat on any street, alley, or sidewalk, except as provided for in Titles 4 and 5 and section 8.12.015, or as otherwise authorized by the city without first obtaining written permission from the city council."
You cannot buy more than three drinks during the day
In the city of Nyala, a man cannot purchase drinks for more than three people, including himself, at any one period during the day.
Toy cars can only be played on sidewalks
In Las Vegas, it is actually illegal to play with toy cars on places other sidewalks.
Well, what did you think about Nevada's craziest laws? Do you think the laws where you come from can top it? If you want to read about more of the craziest laws in the United States, go to GoLookUp.