Missouri Laws


OK… So I didn’t grow up in Georgia, and I did grow up in Iowa, so in the interest of full disclosure, I was born in Missouri. So, here are some strange laws from my birth state.

State wide:
It is illegal to have oral sex. Period! (Spit that out!)
Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).

It is not illegal to speed.

City Laws in Missouri
In this small town of only 4,000, yard waste may be burned any day except Sunday.
You can not have a antenna exposed outside of your house yet you can have a 25 foot satellite dish.
Though clotheslines are banned, clothes may be draped over a fence.

One may not drink nonintoxicating beverages in a bar between 2:00 and 6:00 AM.
Kansas City
Minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however they may buy shotguns freely.
Installation of bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited.
Minors can buy rolling paper and tobacco but not lighters.

It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).
Frightening a baby is in violation of the law.
It shall be unlawful to provide beer or other intoxicants to elephants.
It is unlawful to throw stones at a bird.
Dancing is strictly prohibited.

St. Louis
It’s illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.
A milk man may not run while on duty.
University City
Four women may not rent an apartment together.
No person may own a small balloon.

No person may have a “yard sale” in their front yard.
Houses may not have lights on them that shine into the window of a neighbor’s house.
It is illegal to request for someone to “watch over” your parked car.
One may not honk another person’s horn.

OK… so it’s pretty strange what laws our government makes up to waste our tax money. These are just a few examples. Feel free to check out the strange laws in your neck of the woods (if it’s not illegal) and see what you come up with. You may be amazed at what your tax dollars go to…

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