Whether you've lived in the mitten state for your whole life, or you're new to the area, it's a good idea to become familiar with local laws. There are some wacky ones that are still on the books in Michigan. If you decide to partake in nefarious activity, here's a corresponding song for your crime. "I fought the law, and the law won." Here's a look...

    • It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.
    • Having sex in a parked car is illegal unless it's in your own driveway.
    • It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.
    • Persons may not be drunk on trains.
    • It is against the law to serenade your girlfriend in Kalamazoo.
    • In Rochester, all bathing suits must have been inspected by the head of police.
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    • To keep your cow on Main Street in Wayland, you must pay 3 cents per day.
    • In Harper Woods, It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.
    • Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited in Detroit.
    • It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose.
    • No one in Grand Haven is allowed to throw an abandoned hoop skirt into the street, or onto any sidewalk. Anyone caught tossing out their old hoop skirts on the road will face a $5 fine. 
    • Any person 12 years and older can have a license for a handgun so long as that person has not been convicted of a felony.
    • It is illegal to cuss in front of women or children.
    • It is illegal to sell a car on Sunday. 
    • Putt-Putt golf courses must close by 1am in Detroit. 

 

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.