Only In Florida

While you may not face extreme penalties for breaking any of these Florida laws, ignorance of the law is definitely not an excuse and it won’t get you a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card. Consider yourself warned.
Words by Anja Maltav | September 30, 2019 | Lifestyle

Seaside Dress Code 

Part of the lure of a sunny day at the beach is shooting the breeze with friends and family in between dips in the ocean, making sandcastles and taking soggy sandwiches out of the cooler. Whatever you do, make sure you save the karaoke performance for a club, restaurant or bar near you. It’s illegal in Florida to sing in public if you’re wearing a bikini, swim trunks or a speedo.

Tight Parking Spaces

If you’re in the market for a new ride, or if you’re considering lowering your environmental footprint, animals might be a great old-school mode of transport to consider. But move over, Dumbo. In Sarasota, parking fines are always a hassel, but don’t think you can circumvent them by riding around on an elephant — standard fees apply to all elephants tied to parking meters. 

Orange You Wrong 

Sure they may be packed with juicy Vitamin C and powerful immune-boosting deliciousness, but the official state fruit and the biggest business in Florida (with tourism a close second) isn’t as easy to buy as you may think. Selling oranges on the street or from the trunk of your car is illegal in many Florida cities and punishable with hefty fines and up to 30 days in jail. 

This Little Piggy

In several beachside municipalities throughout Florida, pet pigs are strictly prohibited. In fact, pretty much any type of swine is off limits. In Miami Beach, Sec. 10-7 says that it shall be prohibited for any person to have in his possession, control, management or custody any swine within the city limits. Seems this little piggy has a reason to cry “wee wee wee” all the way home after all.