The governmental entities that require shoes are few and far between. However, there are a few. Here is the list of those that I have found. I don't know just what it is about Massachusetts.

Believe it or not, there is actually an ordinance protective of bare feet.



Franklin, MA

City web-site: http://www.franklin.ma.us.
Ordinances at General Code Publishers.

DIVISION 3 BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS

Chapter 196, BARE FEET

§ 196-1. Display of sign.

Bare feet shall be prohibited in business establishments, etc., in markets, supermarkets, stores, package stores, laundromats, restaurants, taverns, bars, cafes, drugstores, ice cream parlors, shopping outlets, orders-to-go restaurants or any business establishment that displays a "No Bare Feet" sign.

§ 196-2. Violations and penalties.

Failure to comply with this chapter shall be punishable as provided for in the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.



Lexington, MA

City web-site: http://ci.lexington.ma.us.
Ordinances at General Code Publishers.

PART III - REGULATIONS

ARTICLE I, Persons With Bare Feet [Adopted 2-3-1975]

§ 155-1. Admittance to places where food or drink is prepared.

The admittance of any barefooted person to all establishments licensed by the Lexington Board of Health as food service establishments, catering establishments, retail food stores, bakeries, commercial food processing establishments, commissaries, mobile food server or any establishment where food or drink is prepared for sale or service on the premises or else where food is served or provided for the public with or without charge shall be prohibited.

§ 155-2. Employment in food service operations.

No employer shall permit barefooted persons to work in food service operations.

§ 155-3. Enforcement.

The person, firm or corporation or his or its agents operating all such establishments as defined shall be responsible for making said regulations known to the general public and shall be responsible for seeking compliance within their respective establishments.

§ 155-4. Exceptions and exclusions.

For the purpose of these regulations:

A. Establishment exceptions. All establishments operated as public, semipublic or private swimming pools, clubs, beaches or other types of establishments where going barefoot is an occupational necessity shall be exempt from these regulations, except that any or all food service operations operated in conjunction with these establishments shall be subject to the provisions of these regulations.

B. Persons excepted. All persons employed within all such excepted establishments shall be exempt from the provisions of these regulations to the extent that they shall not be employed within any food service operation operated in conjunction with exempted establishments unless attired with footwear.

§ 155-5. Effect on other regulations.

These regulations shall in no way nullify the requirements of articles of the Sanitary Code or other regulations pertaining to health, disease and safety controls within all above-listed establishments.



Provincetown, MA

City web-site: http://www.provincetowngov.org.
Regulations here.

PROVINCETOWN BOARD OF HEALTH LOCAL REGULATIONS

PART IV

ARTICLE 6 - Food Establishment Regulations

The following regulations were promulgated by the Town of Provincetown in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 111, section 31, as amended, of the Massachusetts General Laws and are being adopted to supplement, clarify and augment the provisions of Article X, Minimum Standards for Food Service Establishments of the State Sanitary Code. Applicants shall refer to the State Sanitary Code for basic requirements.

Section 4 - General Provisions

C. Food Service Establishments

11. No person having bare feet or no shirt shall be allowed in any establishment that prepares, serves and sells food, to include retail stores, restaurants and take out food service establishments.



Truro, MA

City web-site: http://www.truro-ma.gov.
Regulations here.

TRURO BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS

SECTION X FOOD SERVICE REGULATIONS

Article 5 Other Requirements

6. Shirts and Shoes Required

No person having bare feet or no shirt shall be allowed in any food service.



Uxbridge, MA

City web-site: http://www.uxbridge-ma.gov.
Regulations here.

TOWN OF UXBRIDGE BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS

ARTICLE I
GENERAL APPLICATION

Regulation 1. The regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as set forth in the Sanitary Code, Department of Public Health, shall apply throughout with such regulations as may be approved by the Board of Health. These regulations were adopted by the Board of Health on December 19, 1977, and published in the Tribune Advertiser in December, 1977.

ARTICLE XIII
SECTION 31 OF CHAPTER III OF SANITARY CODE

Regulation 1. In pursuant of Section 31, Chapter III of the State Sanitary Code, “No person having bare feet shall be allowed in any public building or in any establishment dealing with the distribution, preparation or otherwise handling of foods.” This shall include restaurants and retail stores.

(Note: the Massachusetts State Sanitary Code regarding food establishments is at http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/regs/105cmr590.pdf. It contains no such restriction.)



Yarmouth, MA

City web-site: http://www.yarmouth.ma.us.
Regulations here.

TOWN OF YARMOUTH
SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD SERVICE REGULATIONS TO
105 CMR 590.000, CHAPTER X
MASSACHUSETTS FOOD ESTABLISHMENT REGULATIONS

The following regulations are promulgated by the Town of Yarmouth Board of Health, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 111, Section 31, as amended, of the Massachusetts General Laws, and are being adopted to supplement, clarify, and augment the provision of 105 CMR 590.000, State Sanitary Code, Chapter X, Minimum Sanitation Standards for Food Establishments. Applicants for food service permits should refer to the State Sanitary Code, Chapter X, for basic requirements.

2. No bare feet shall be permitted in the interior of any food establishment. This regulation must be posted on all entrances.



Cape May, NJ

City web-site: http://www.capemaycity.org.
Ordinances at General Code Publishers.

Chapter 373: PEACE AND GOOD ORDER

ARTICLE I Clothing Requirements
[Adopted as Sec. 3-12 of the 1997 Revised General Ordinances]

§ 373-1. Bathing suits prohibited during certain hours.

No person, either male or female, shall be attired in a bathing suit, trunks or other than usual dress on any public street or in any public place, after 7:00 p.m. and prior to 7:00 a.m. With reference to the boardwalk or promenade, usual dress includes appropriate footwear.



Ocean City, NJ

City web-site: http://www.ocean-city.nj.us.
Ordinances at Coded Systems Corporation.

CHAPTER XVIII BEACHES, BOARDWALKS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS

18-3 BOARDWALK REGULATIONS.

18-3.2 Wearing of Shoes, Sandals or Protective Devices Required.

It is unlawful to walk on the public boardwalk or on the steps or approaches thereto without shoes, sandals or other protective devices adequate to prevent injuries to the general public. (Ord. #1021, § 2; Ord. #87-24, § 1)



Fort Lauderdale, FL

City web-site: http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us.
Ordinances at Municode.com.

Chapter 19 PARKS AND RECREATION

Article IV. Lockhart and Fort Lauderdale (Yankee) Stadiums

Sec. 19-102. Footwear required.

All persons entering the area coming under the provisions of this division shall wear shoes, sandals or other such footwear that will protect their feet from broken glass and other sharp objects.

(Code 1953, § 28-85(c); Ord. No. C-77-125, § 1, 10-4-77; Ord. No. C-80-35, § 1, 5-6-80)



Homestead, FL

City web-site: http://www.ci.homestead.fl.us.
Ordinances at Municode.com.

Chapter 20 PARKS AND RECREATION

ARTICLE V. HOMESTEAD SPORTS COMPLEX

Sec. 20-77. Standards of behavior and conduct at the Homestead Sports Complex.

The following rules and regulations are hereby established regarding behavior and conduct at the Homestead Sports Complex, and shall apply to the area of the City of Homestead bound on the north by S.E. 16th Street (Towne Center Boulevard), on the south by S.E. 24th Street (Palm Drive), on the east by S.E. 38th Avenue (Lemon Street), and on the west by S.E. 18th Avenue (Kingman Road).

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(3) All persons entering the area within the boundaries described in this section, specifically the Homestead Sports Complex, shall wear a shirt and shoes, sandals or other such footwear that will protect their feet from broken glass and other sharp objects.

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Columbia City, IN

City web-site: http://www.columbiacity.net.
Ordinances at American Legal Publishing.

§ 100.05 EVENT SAFETY.

In order to ensure the health and safety of all participants the following safety standards shall be followed by event providers and participants.

(A) No pets will be allowed in any of the event areas, including but not limited to sidewalks, streets, alleys, and tents. This does not include the private dwellings of event staff.

(B) While attending the events all participants shall have footwear and shirts to ensure health and safety.

(Ord. 2005-39, passed 11-8-2005)



Brookneal, VA

Town web-site: http://www.townofbrookneal.com.
Ordinances at American Legal Publishing.

§ 96.05 SHIRT AND SHOES REQUIRED.

All persons on the grounds of the Brookneal Recreational Park shall wear shirts and shoes.

(1997 Code, § 16-55) (Ord. passed 9-9-1997) Penalty, see § 10.99



Buncombe County, NC

County web-site: http://www.buncombecounty.org.
Ordinances at Municode.com.

ARTICLE II. COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL

DIVISION 1. GENERALLY

Sec. 62-30. Storage; collection; transportation; disposal.

(d) Disposal. Disposal of solid waste shall be as follows:

(4) Streets and sidewalks. No person shall place, throw, or otherwise deposit upon any street or sidewalk in the county any glass bottle, can, or fragments thereof, or any broken glass or crockery of any kind, or nails, tacks, brickbats, or any article or object likely to injure barefoot persons using such streets or sidewalks, or to injure or puncture the tires of vehicles traveling upon same.