This is our second installment of interesting and confounding city laws – Spring Hill, TN edition.

Because our society finds every way to break the law, our towns have to write laws that can seem silly or oddly specific. We’re not lawyers, so don’t take our word for it. This is a fun look at some city laws in Spring Hill, TN and how they can be interpreted.

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If a police officer is lawfully arresting someone and they ask for your help, you must give them aid or you’re breaking the law.

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Lemonade stands and other street vendors are illegal without a city permit.

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You are required to shovel the snow and ice from any public sidewalks next to your property.

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Your garbage collection fee can go up if you put a large amount of trash, or, bigger or more containers on the curb.

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17 year olds cannot be in any public place between 11 pm and 6 am, Monday thru Thursday and 12 am to 6 am on the weekends without an adult.

16 and under cannot be in any public place between 10 pm and 6 am, Monday thru Thursday and 11 am to 6 am on the weekends without an adult.

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It is illegal to throw a snowball at a person, tree, or building.

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It is illegal to be a fortune teller, clairvoyant, spiritualist, hypnotist, palmist, phrenologist, or any other type of mystic.

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Any business advertising a “going out of business sale”, “fire sale”, or “bankrupt sale” that fails to go out of business within 90 days is breaking the law.

So, that lemonade stand is illegal! Don’t worry. These laws aren’t in place to shut down an unsuspecting child’s entrepreneurial pursuits. These laws are written in this way to give the city the ability to regulate the public areas and keep them free of annoyances. Check back as we explore more interesting city laws in the future!

 

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