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16 Craziest Laws in North Carolina

by Peggy B.

Craziest Laws in North Carolina, Craziest North Carolina Laws

North Carolina Crazy Laws

North Carolina has vast lands, and vistas all around; it has plains, coasts, and mountains, which make it a perfect travel destination. The beautiful state is known for its beauty and kind treatment to others, but there are also plenty of things you do not know about the state; in North Carolina, there are some pretty weird laws that are still in the books. Take a peek into North Carolina's craziest laws, and get to know the state a little better.

North Carolina Weirdest Laws

It is illegal to serve alcohol at bingo games

So how exactly can you have fun when playing bingo? We have no idea.

Couples cannot have sex in hotel rooms

Unless they are married (to each other). In that case, it's fair game.

It is against the law to sniff glue

You better find ways to get naturally high while in Huntersville. Becoming a glue sniffer is not an option.

It is against the law to walk on the top of the water town tank in Zebulon


(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to climb or tramp on any of the roofs of any business houses in the Town without a lawful purpose.

(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to climb or go on the ladder or any part of any water tank owned by the Town without the permission of the Town Manager or the Chief of Police.

Craziest Laws in North Carolina
It is illegal to use elephants to plow cotton fields

Leave this chore for the machines you guys.

Meetings cannot be held when members are in costumes

If you decide to have a meeting in the state of North Carolina, leave your mask and costume at home.

You cannot steal more than $1,000 worth of grease

If you decide to steal grease in the state of North Carolina, make sure it's not worth more than $1,000. Otherwise, you are looking at felony charges.

It is against the law to stand outside of police stations after dark

In Zebulon, you cannot loiter outside police stations once the sun goes down, no matter the reason: "131.03 LOITERING NEAR JAILS AND POLICE STATIONS.

It shall be unlawful for any person, under the pretext of exercising his right to be on the public streets, to loiter on or near the premises of any jail or police station of the Town for the purpose of prying therein or holding surreptitious communication with any of the inmates of the jail or police station, or to loiter on or near the premises for any purpose during the hours of darkness."

You cannot sell labeled milk crates

These are great vintage pieces, but cannot be sold or taken by anyone.

Craziest North Carolina Laws
No visiting dead relatives after midnight

If you miss a deceased relative or friend, do not visit them after midnight. It is actually against the law in North Carolina.

Only amateur psychics can operate in North Carolina

While it is to practice fortune-telling professionally in North Carolina, amateurs are a-okay!

Riding bicycles requires both hands to be kept on the handlebars

Ironically, this law only exists in the city of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Owning a dog requires a property tax payment

If you choose to live in Rocky Mount and you want to adopt a dog, you will need to pay a property tax.

Landing a dog to your neighbor is illegal

Still on the dog front, it is against the law to lend your pooch to your neighbors in North Carlina. Better find another doggy sitter.

It is illegal to throw rocks at city streets in the city of Dunn

Sec. 19-7. Playing games, throwing stones, skating.

No person shall play any games of any description upon the streets or sidewalks of the city, and no person shall throw stones or other missiles of any kind upon such streets or sidewalks. No person shall skate upon the sidewalks within the fire district of the city.

Crazy Laws
In the city of Dunn, you cannot drive through city cemeteries for fun

Sec. 5-8. Use of vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to enter the city cemeteries with a vehicle, except for the purposes of carrying material to make graves, building monuments, carrying tombstones or other material for ornamental purposes, transporting a dead body for interment, conveying therefrom a dead body exhumed, or other legitimate business related to the city cemeteries.

Well, what did you think about North Carolina'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.


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