Dumb Ohio Laws
Note: All cited laws are real and currently in effect, and have been verified for authenticity by practicing attorney Nathan Belofsky, Esq., the world's leading authority on strange laws.
- In the State of Ohio, a mine owner must furnish at least one showerhead for each five miners.
- In Ohio, fowl are not allowed access into bakeries.
- In Ohio, inducing panic is against the law.
- In Ohio, cribs in group homes must be at least six inches longer than those sleeping in them.
- In University Heights, Ohio, pigeons have been declared a public menace.
- In Ohio, a driver must slow down when requested to do so by a person on a horse.
- In Ohio, pillow covers in hotels must be either white or off-white.
- In University Heights, Ohio, it’s against the law to keep swine within 500 feet of a neighbor.
- In Ohio, placing a dead animal in a spring or brook is a crime.
- In Ohio, it’s a crime to drive on wet tar.
- In Ohio, a restaurant serving horsemeat must display a sign that says, “Horsemeat Served Here.”
- In Ohio, a seeing-eye dog is not entitled to his own seat.
- In Kelley’s Island, Ohio, it’s a crime to throw things at a police dog.
- In Ohio, garbage fed to swine must first be cooked.
- In Ohio, it’s a crime to cut off the tail of a horse.
- In Ohio, it’s illegal to shoot a carrier pigeon.
- In Ohio, stallions can’t have sex with mares within 30 feet of a public street.
- In Amelia, Ohio, it is a crime to cheat.
- In Ohio, splashing water while fishing with a net is a crime.
- In Ohio, miners must be given sufficient toilet paper.
- In Ohio, one quarter of a hotel’s beds must be at least 6½ inches off the floor.
- In Ohio, it’s a crime to defile a well.
- In Ohio, it’s against the law to taunt a service dog.
- In Ohio, placing an active poison in booze is prohibited.
- In Ohio, persons riding animals on a highway must obey traffic laws.
- In Ohio, it’s a crime to tamper with a manhole cover.
- In Ohio, a person transporting more than five Christmas trees must carry proof showing they were cut down with the owner’s consent.
- In Ohio, failing to use earphones while on public transportation is a crime.
- In Ohio, disclosing a police officer’s personal address during a trial is a crime.