Every country, state, city or town has their own laws that every resident and visitors need to follow. However, when it comes to Boulder, Colorado, the laws are so weirdly unique, that when it’s your first time hearing about them, you’ll doubt if they’re actually true.
Funny yet serious Boulder laws
The laws in Boulder, Colorado may be funny, but they are definitely laws to be followed with serious consequences when broken.
“It is legal to challenge a police officer, but only until he or she asks you to stop.”
In Boulder, no one is allowed to taunt, insult, or challenge another civilian in a way that could cause a chaotic response. However, if the taunt, insult, or challenge is aimed towards a police officer, it is quite legal to do so until the police officer asks the person to stop doing so.
“It is illegal to permit ones llama to graze on city property.”
No domesticated animals are allowed to graze in public, or to run at large or be herded in any property owned by the municipality of Boulder. All animals owned, controlled, or possessed by any individual are prohibited in the public properties, animals like llamas, cows, burros, goat, horses, mules, sheep, and pigs.
“Boulders may not be rolled on city property.”
Under no circumstance that a person can throw, roll, or move any rocks in Boulder’s public properties. However, an exemption is made for the city employees who have the need to move boulders in accordance with their job. However, if there is a written permission from the government offices, then the animals can be allowed to graze, run along, or herded in public places.
“Couches may not be placed on outside porches.”
No resident in Boulder is allowed to place, keep, use, maintain, or store any kind of upholstered furniture that are not designed to be used for outdoors, such as upholstered couches, upholstered chairs, and mattresses. The upholstered furniture are not to be placed in the front yard, side yard, rear yard, or any other yards that are adjoining a public street, and not allowed on any uncovered or covered porch situated or next to a front yard, side yard, and rear yard.
This particular law was created because the University of Colorado that is in Boulder is famous for its party tendencies. And the university was reported to be the number one school among all the U.S. universities that has the tradition to burn couches after big events like a win in the football game.
Other weird Boulder laws
Other unique laws in Boulder includes dogs not having legal owners, but can only have a guardian, topless women are allowed in public but it is illegal to be naked from the waist down, and absolutely no building located in Boulder is allowed to be higher than 55 feet, to make sure that all architectures built will not restrict the eyes to see the wonders of the municipality.