Crazy New Hampshire Laws
The first state to have its own constitution, New Hampshire has come a long way from its early days. The granite state has plenty of interesting facets to it, but its historic laws take the cake. If you ever wondered what are the craziest laws in New Hampshire, here they are! so, get ready to know a different side of the state with the weirdest laws in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Weirdest Laws
It is illegal to use ferrets to hunt
Hunting is legal in New Hampshire, but not with ferrets. It is illegal to train ferrets and use them to hunt for other animals in New Hampshire.
You cannot get high of bus fumes
We have come across some pretty weird state laws, but not many rival this one… in the state of New Hampshire, it is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of getting high. So, seek your pleasures elsewhere.
Dancing to music is forbidden
When you go out to a bar or for a night in the town in New Hampshire, you cannot dance to music when it is playing.
It is illegal to get drunk in cemeteries, have picnics in them, go in at night, or go in by yourself if you are younger than 10
No person shall:
(4) Use the cemeteries as picnic grounds, or consume alcoholic beverages in a cemetery, or bring the same upon the premises.
(9) No child under the age of ten (10) years shall be allowed in any cemetery unless accompanied by an adult.
(11) Be within the cemetery at any time other than daylight hours except cemetery employees, police officers, or by authorization of the superintendent.
You cannot pee while looking up on Sundays
Hopefully, no one enforces this law… in either case, when in New Hampshire, you cannot pee while looking up. But just on Sundays.
Movies will not be shown before 2:00 pm
So, no morning matinees for you when you visit New Hampshire
Cattle crossing the roads must be equipped with a device to gather feces
You'll need bigger bags for this one than the ones you use for your dog.
It is illegal to pay a bounty on the head of a wolf unless it has its ears
This one was repealed, but it is still a weird New Hampshire law:
Chapter 133 § 1
"If any person shall kill any wolf or wolf’s whelp within this State, and shall produce the head thereof to the selectmen of the town within which it was killed; or if there be no selectmen in such town, then to the selectmen of the nearest town having such officers; and shall prove to the satisfaction of such selectmen that such wolf or wolf’s whelp was killed by himself or by some person whose agent he is; the selectmen shall cut off the ears from the head so produced, and shall otherwise so disfigure the same that it shall never again be offered for a bounty, and shall pay to such person or his order twenty dollars for every wolf and ten dollars for every wolf’s whelp killed as aforesaid."
It is illegal to run machinery on Sundays
So, you better not maw that lawn on a Sunday.
You cannot check into a hotel under an assumed name
While not considered a classic crime, checking into a hotel under an assumed name is considered an offense.
It is illegal to sell clothing to pay off gambling debts
In New Hampshire, no person can sell the clothes off their back with the intention of paying off gambling debts.
It is illegal to “maintain the national forest without a permit”
In White Mountain National Forest, you cannot build a bench, pick up trash, or do any other activity to maintain the forest. Unless you have a special permit for it.
Kids and adults cannot play bingo together
If you want to play Bingo with some kiddies in a hotel or a private compound in New Hampshire, forget about it. It is illegal. Apparently, New Hampshire takes bingo very seriously.
You can drive without wearing a seatbelt
New Hampshire is the only state in the Union that allows for drivers and passengers to be in a car without a seatbelt. However, we definitely advise that you do.
Milk containers can only contain dairy products
Yes, that's right! You can't put water, juice, or any other beverage in your milk container unless it contains dairy products.
It is illegal to play ball in public places
Don't worry… luckily, this crazy New Hampshire law has been repealed.
Well, what did you think about New Hampshire'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.