Every state has strange laws still on the books, but Louisiana has some very interesting ones and if you're in Acadiana you don't have to go far to hear about some.

I recently Googled "Stange Louisiana Laws" and found that some of the weirdest laws that are still on the books but not really enforced are right here in our backyard.

For example, did you know that In Abbeville it’s illegal to roller skate on the sidewalk? I assume that when this law was written it was intended to keep people on the sidewalks safe and if there were any of these "weird laws" to likely still be enforced, I'd predict it would be this one.


In addition to that law in Abbeville, it is also still illegal to trick-or-treat in Rayne if you’re 14 or older. This has always been a hot topic and many agree that by 14 - 15 years old it is time to put away the candy bags or plastic pumpkins.

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Now, let's get to Carencro. Did you know that it is still illegal to own a cowbell? While I doubt that is ever enforced, the law is still on the books so you've been warned. Don't bring a cowbell to the stadium when cheering on the Bears.

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While we love to have fun in Louisiana, these laws are quite petty and honestly don't seem to always make sense, so let's look at a few more weird laws in Louisiana.

  • Ordering a pizza to be delivered to your friend without them knowing could land you a $500 fine
  • Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked
  • Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts
  • It is illegal to urinate in the water supply and an infraction may cost you up to 20 years in prison
  • If you’re attending a Louisiana funeral, you’re only allowed three sandwiches at the wake by law.
  • It is Illegal to tie an alligator to a fire hydrant in Louisiana.

There are more strange laws on the books in Louisiana, and to read more, click HERE. 


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