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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.

Answered by: Mathieu Guindon Date created: Sep 25, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service animal?

Asked By: Parfait Date created: Sep 25, 2022

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

Answered By: ford04 Date created: Sep 27, 2022

Can a landlord deny a service animal?

Asked By: Nikunj Paradva Date created: Sep 16, 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: fmw42 Date created: Sep 19, 2022

Can you ask for proof of a service dog?

Asked By: Willem van der Veen 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. Entities cannot require anything of people with service animals that they do not require of individuals in general, with or without pets.

Answered By: Steve Date created: Sep 15, 2022

Is it illegal to ask for a service dog papers?

Asked By: burningalc Date created: Sep 26, 2022

Is It Legal to Ask for Service Dog Papers? The quick answer is no. According to the ADA, employees at a business "are not allowed to request any documentation" for a service dog. The American Disability Act (ADA) prohibits both public and private businesses from discriminating against people with disabilities.

Answered By: Alan Birtles Date created: Sep 27, 2022

Do you need a doctor's note for a service dog?

Asked By: Alexander Nied Date created: Sep 23, 2022

Although doctors and mental health professionals can recommend a service dog, you do not need a doctor's note in order to have a service dog.

Answered By: Neil W Date created: Sep 23, 2022

Can a landlord ask for proof of a service animal?

Asked By: hek2mgl Date created: Sep 26, 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: naXa Date created: Sep 27, 2022

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

Asked By: Marc-André Lafortune Date created: Sep 25, 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: rlbond Date created: Sep 26, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog based on breed?

Asked By: Oliver Cape Date created: Sep 24, 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: Ondra Žižka Date created: Sep 24, 2022

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

Asked By: Ann Zen Date created: Sep 26, 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: Andrew Arnott Date created: Sep 28, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog?

Asked By: Parfait Date created: Sep 26, 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: John Hanley Date created: Sep 28, 2022

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