The state of Florida has been around since March 3, 1845. And in that time a lot of Florida weird laws have been passed that have now become very outdated. Most of these laws stay on the books and are widely ignored. There used to be a law that stated “unmarried couples may not live together and commit “lewd acts.” According to FloridaLaw, “A Florida law that banned unmarried couples from living together dating back to post-Civil War Reconstruction is no more. Gov. Rick Scott signed SB 498 which repealed a law that made it a misdemeanor “if any man and woman, not being married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together.”
But for every one of these outdated laws that have been removed, many, many more remain. There’s a lot of Florida Weird Laws throughout the state to appreciate, but I’m going to focus on the ones that most affect us here in Southwest Florida. 2 of these are Cape Coral specific. There’s actually 11 on this list but I found another Cape Coral one after I had finished. I wasn’t going to leave it out, amiright? Maybe I should spend some more time just looking through Cape Coral laws. I’m probably only just scratching the surface.
So let’s have a look at some Florida weird laws, starting off with my favorite one because it’s Cape Coral. Personally I think this one’s an intrusion on how you want to live, but it’s on the books.