Michigan Law: Is Being Fully Nude on Your Property Illegal?
Ever wonder if you could get in trouble for taking a naked stroll around your own property?
Some Michiganders enjoy sunbathing naked or simply being naked outside with nature. While most states have a clear law against public nudity, we're talking about your own private property here.
It's your property, you should be able to do whatever you want, right? You would think but that's not always the case.
Is it Illegal to Be Completely Nude on Your Own Property in Michigan?
The answer is yes...and no.
It really all boils down to common sense. You're probably fine if you have a fenced-in yard and no one can see you on your property. If you're out sunbathing with your top off and the neighbor can see you from their home, that might be a problem. At least that's what I've always believed.
From what I understand women can now go topless in the state. According to the Pour Moi, topless sunbathing was illegal until as recently as 2020 but women can now go topless as they, please. However, I wasn't able to confirm that outside of that website.
You can't just walk around naked showing off your goods to everyone that walks by.
Basically, if you're walking around naked and people can see you, especially children, you will get in trouble. If you have lots of property and you're walking around naked and no one can see, you're just fine.
There are also private facilities in Michigan where nudity is allowed, with the usual requirement being that the nudity must simply not be observable from outside, public areas.
It was really tough to find a definitive answer to this question.