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Are landlords allowed to ask for service dog papers? Yes, and no. They can ask for proof that the service animal is “prescribed” by a medical professional. In most cases, the tenant will provide a letter from their doctor stating that they have a disability that benefits from a service animal.

Answered by: Marcelo Ávila de Oliveira Date created: Sep 27, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service animal?

Asked By: Bob Stein Date created: Sep 22, 2022

No, a landlord cannot refuse access to a service dog as they are protected by the ADA.

Answered By: Jaime Date created: Sep 25, 2022

Can a landlord deny a service animal?

Asked By: deceze Date created: Sep 10, 2022

Can Landlords Deny a Service Dog? No, a landlord cannot refuse access to a service dog as they are protected by the ADA. A service dog is a medical tool and not a pet. There are two types of assistance animals that have special rights regarding housing.

Answered By: Karthy Sbk Date created: Sep 12, 2022

Can you ask for proof of a service dog?

Asked By: bruno-uy Date created: Sep 10, 2022

A public accommodation or facility is not allowed to ask for documentation or proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal. Entities cannot require anything of people with service animals that they do not require of individuals in general, with or without pets.

Answered By: Doyousketch2 Date created: Sep 11, 2022

Do you have to show proof of a service dog?

Asked By: O.rka Date created: Sep 16, 2022

require proof that the animal has been certified, trained or licensed as a service animal. require the animal to wear an identifying vest or tag. ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the task or work.

Answered By: Frank Farmer Date created: Sep 19, 2022

Is it legal to ask for proof of a service dog?

Asked By: pRaNaY Date created: Sep 13, 2022

A public accommodation or facility is not allowed to ask for documentation or proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal. Local laws that prohibit specific breeds of dogs do not apply to service animals.

Answered By: Karol Majewski Date created: Sep 13, 2022

Can a landlord ask for proof of a service animal?

Asked By: staticVoidMan Date created: Sep 19, 2022

Landlords can require written verification from the tenant's health care provider that they are disabled but cannot ask for any specifics about the disability.

Landlords can request copies of the animal's health records to prove the animal is in good health, parasite-free and immunized/vaccinated.

Answered By: Nitzan Tomer Date created: Sep 20, 2022

Can you ask a person if their dog is a service dog?

Asked By: Wiktor Stribiżew Date created: Sep 14, 2022

Business owners and staff are only allowed to ask two questions regarding service dogs. They may ask if the dog is a service animal that is required due to a disability and what type of work or task the dog has been trained to do. The ADA prohibits them from asking about a person's disability.

Answered By: loganfsmyth Date created: Sep 17, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog based on breed?

Asked By: FluxedScript Date created: Sep 10, 2022

A landlord is permitted to refuse accommodation for a service animal based on breed if allowing the animal would be unreasonable. For example, if your insurance carrier drops your coverage because of a restricted breed on the premises, you may be able to refuse the service dog.

Answered By: holmis83 Date created: Sep 12, 2022

Can a landlord make you get rid of your service dog?

Asked By: Alister Bulman Date created: Sep 22, 2022

Landlords cannot charge a service dog handler a monthly “pet fee” or a special “pet deposit”. They cannot discriminate against you due to your dog's weight or breed. In addition, your landlord cannot ask you to disclose your disability or force your service dog to “perform” for them.

Answered By: Robert Crovella Date created: Sep 22, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog?

Asked By: gontard Date created: Sep 19, 2022

No, a landlord cannot refuse access to a service dog as they are protected by the ADA. A service dog is a medical tool and not a pet. There are two types of assistance animals that have special rights regarding housing.

Answered By: FZs Date created: Sep 20, 2022

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Is it illegal to ask for proof of a service dog?

ADA also specifically prohibits cities, merchants and others from requiring proof that a dog is a service dog. It allows, in fact, only two questions. Service dog owners may not be asked about the nature of their disability. They may not be required to provide documentation of the dog's training.

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What can landlords ask about service dogs?

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What questions can you ask a service dog owner?

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Can I ask for proof of a service dog?

Businesses are only allowed to ask two: Whether the owner is disabled, and what tasks the dog is trained to perform. Therefore, the answer to this question is “false” – businesses are not allowed to ask for proof or certification for a service animal. It is illegal to falsely claim that a pet is a service animal.

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Can a restaurant ask for service dog papers?

You may not ask for the dog to demonstrate the task it provides. It is also illegal to ask for "proof" of any kind, including documentation or a vest, as neither the federal or state government requires it. The only entity allowed to decide if an animal is truly a service dog is a judge in a courtroom.

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Can landlord ask for proof of service dog?

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Can a landlord evict you if you have a service dog?

Shelby L Clark. If your landlord is covered by the federal Fair Housing Act (most landlords who rent out 4 or more units are covered), or by an equivalent state law, then no, you cannot be evicted for having a legitimate service dog - that is, one individually26 Aug 2018

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Can a landlord ask for proof of service dog?

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Do you have to tell your landlord if you have a service dog?

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Can a landlord charge you for a service animal?

Landlords cannot charge a pet deposit or pet fee for service animals, however the tenant is liable for any damage that the service animal may cause. Landlords can require written verification from the tenant's health care provider that they are disabled but cannot ask for any specifics about the disability.

gregh

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Can a hotel ask for proof of service dog?

For purposes of clarifying the ADA rule, if a dog's status is not readily apparent, the innkeeper can ask the owner if it is a service animal required because of a disability. The hotel cannot, however, demand special papers or ask about the nature of the person's disability.

hsz

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Is it illegal to ask for proof of service animal?

A public accommodation or facility is not allowed to ask for documentation or proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal. Local laws that prohibit specific breeds of dogs do not apply to service animals.

Esqarrouth

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Can airlines ask for proof service dog?

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Grr

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Can a hotel ask for service dog papers?

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Do you have to tell your landlord about a service dog?

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Can my landlord deny my service dog?

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Can a landlord ask for proof of service animal?

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How do you prove a service dog?

ask about the nature or extent of an individual's disability. require proof that the animal has been certified, trained or licensed as a service animal. require the animal to wear an identifying vest or tag. ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the task or work.

Danziger

Guest

What are the 2 questions you can ask about a service dog?

A. In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two specific questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

tchrist

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Do you have to show proof of service animal?

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Can a landlord evict you for a service dog?

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Can my landlord evict me for having a service dog?

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Do I have to show proof of my service dog?

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Can you ask for proof of service dog in California?

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Can I have a service dog if I don't have a disability?

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Can a landlord reject a service dog?

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Can my landlord kick me out for having a service dog?

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Do you have to disclose service dog to landlord?

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Can you legally ask for service dog papers?

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Are you required to show proof of service dog?

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What questions can a landlord ask about a service dog?

Landlords only need to know that you are disabled and your service animal can benefit your health and safety.

However, they can ask for proof that your service dog has been certified by a medical professional.

The usual document is a letter from doctors stating that your disability may benefit from your service dog..

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Businesses are only allowed to ask two: Whether the owner is disabled, and what tasks the dog is trained to perform. Therefore, the answer to this question is “false” – businesses are not allowed to ask for proof or certification for a service animal.

shabunc

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What can a hotel ask about a service dog?

For purposes of clarifying the ADA rule, if a dog's status is not readily apparent, the innkeeper can ask the owner if it is a service animal required because of a disability.

The hotel cannot, however, demand special papers or ask about the nature of the person's disability..

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What can a landlord ask about a service dog?

They can ask for proof that the service animal is “prescribed” by a medical professional. This is true for any type of disability. ... Landlords cannot, however, inquire about the tenant's specific disability or diagnosis. Medical details are protected information.

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What can a landlord ask about service animals?

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What can my landlord ask about my service dog?

Tenants asking for accommodations for their emotional support animal can be asked to provide a letter from their therapist or mental health care provider.

Landlords cannot, however, inquire about the tenant's specific disability or diagnosis.

Medical details are protected information..

Basil Bourque

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Is it illegal to ask if a dog is a service dog?

You can legally ask if the animal is a service dog animal required because of a disability. ... And in case you were wondering, disabled people are not required to carry documentation of their medical conditions or disabilities. So although it is legal to ask for service dog papers, it really doesn't matter.

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Is it illegal to say no to service dog?

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Can a landlord ask for service dog papers?

Are landlords allowed to ask for service dog papers? Yes, and no. They can ask for proof that the service animal is “prescribed” by a medical professional. ... Landlords cannot, however, inquire about the tenant's specific disability or diagnosis.

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Can you legally ask someone if their dog is a service dog?

You can legally ask if the animal is a service dog animal required because of a disability. However, since certification isn't necessary for an animal to be a service animal, papers cannot be a condition for allowing the animal in.

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Can you legally ask for proof of service dog?

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How can I prove I have a service dog?

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A public entity shall not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal..

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How do I prove my dog is a service dog?

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ksav

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How do you ask someone if they have a service dog?

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Service animals are not pets. So, although a “no pets” policy is perfectly legal, it does not allow a business to exclude service animals. ... A public accommodation or facility is not allowed to ask for documentation or proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal.