Best answer

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.

Answered by: Nicolas Gervais Date created: Sep 24, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service animal?

Asked By: Brad Parks Date created: Sep 18, 2022

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

Answered By: Bas Leijdekkers Date created: Sep 20, 2022

Can a landlord deny a service animal?

Asked By: jamesdlin Date created: Sep 23, 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: WaLid LamRaoui Date created: Sep 25, 2022

Can you ask for proof of a service dog?

Asked By: Bernhard Beatus Date created: Sep 12, 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: Jan Garaj Date created: Sep 15, 2022

Do you have to show proof of a service dog?

Asked By: Pete Becker Date created: Sep 26, 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: Sameer Date created: Sep 29, 2022

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

Asked By: Diego Puente Date created: Sep 14, 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: lmiguelvargasf Date created: Sep 15, 2022

Can a landlord ask for proof of a service animal?

Asked By: Ryan M Date created: Sep 12, 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: Yoni Date created: Sep 15, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog based on breed?

Asked By: cjs Date created: Sep 14, 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: Chris Pratt Date created: Sep 14, 2022

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

Asked By: Nunyet de Can Calçada Date created: Sep 25, 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: Ines Montani Date created: Sep 27, 2022

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

Asked By: perreal Date created: Sep 21, 2022

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.

Answered By: Vincent Date created: Sep 22, 2022

Can I ask for proof of a service dog?

Asked By: Mike Date created: Sep 15, 2022

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.

Answered By: Ryan Cogswell Date created: Sep 18, 2022

Related Question Answers

ColinD

Professor

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.

Nathan Smith

Professor

Can landlord ask for proof of service dog?

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.

Mathias R. Jessen

Professor

What questions can you ask about a service animal?

The Department of Justice also offers this guidance for businesses: “When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two 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.

abccd

Professor

Can a landlord ask for proof of service dog?

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.18 Jun 2018

Gilles Quenot

Professor

What can you legally ask about a service animal?

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.

DevWL

Professional

Do service dogs have to wear a vest Canada?

Service dogs typically wear some sort of vest or harness and are easily identifiable as such, but many businesses reserve the right to ask for some proof – a letter from a doctor or nurse – indicating that you genuinely need the animal.

Michał Turczyn

Professional

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.

Eric

Professional

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.

Manohar

Professional

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.

micronyks

Professional

Do service dogs need paperwork?

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.

Gray

User

Can airlines ask for proof service dog?

Airlines do require some form of assurance that your dog is indeed a Service Animal and not a pet. Identification, such as cards or documentation, the presence of a harness or markings on the harness, a doctor's letter or other credible assurance of the passenger using the animal for their disability is required.

ChrisF

User

Can a hotel ask for service dog papers?

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.

Alex

User

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

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. Your landlord may request to see your certification or demand your Service Dog wear a vest.

einpoklum

User

Can a landlord ask for proof of service animal?

A landlord cannot require a pet deposit for a service animal. A landlord is permitted to require some sort of proof of disability as a condition of accommodation, and some sort of proof the animal in question is a trained service animal, though generally he cannot require certification per se.

Eric Lippert

User

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.

Stuart Marks

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?

dimo414

Guest

Do you have to show proof of service animal?

Covered entities may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry. These documents do not convey any rights under the ADA and the Department of Justice does not recognize them as proof that the dog is a service animal.20 Jul 2015

Tony L.

Guest

Can a landlord ask for a doctors note for a service dog?

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.

identigral

Guest

Can I ask for service dog papers?

Some, but not all, are licensed or certified and have identification papers. If you are not certain that an animal is a service animal, you may ask the person who has the animal if it is a service animal required because of a disability.

fannheyward

Guest

Do service animals have to be registered?

Covered entities may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry. These documents do not convey any rights under the ADA and the Department of Justice does not recognize them as proof that the dog is a service animal.

Gerardo Furtado

Guest

Can you ask for proof of service dog in California?

Businesses are not required to let in emotional support animals under California law. Therefore, the answer to this question is “false” – businesses are not allowed to ask for proof or certification for a service animal.

bricelam

Guest

Can a landlord reject a service dog?

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.

Tobias

Guest

Can a landlord charge a fee for a service animal?

Pet fees.

Service and assistance animals are not technically pets and owners do not have to pay pet fees.

The landlord, however, can charge a security deposit and may still seek money from the tenant if there is any damage caused by the animal to the home.

NoCommandLine

Guest

Do service animals count towards pet limits?

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.

Divakar

Guest

Do you have to disclose service dog to landlord?

In addition, your landlord cannot ask you to disclose your disability or force your service dog to “perform” for them. Your landlord may request to see your certification or demand your Service Dog wear a vest. Although you do not need to comply with this, we recommend doing so for your personal convenience.

Matt

Guest

Do you have to show proof for a service dog?

Covered entities may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry. These documents do not convey any rights under the ADA and the Department of Justice does not recognize them as proof that the dog is a service animal.

Karthik Bose

Guest

Can Apartments 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. This is true for any type of disability.

Vladimir

Guest

What proof do you need for a service dog?

No. Covered entities may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry. There are individuals and organizations that sell service animal certification or registration documents online.

Omry Yadan

Guest

What proof is required for a service dog?

A.

No.

Covered entities may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry.

There are individuals and organizations that sell service animal certification or registration documents online..

ssc-hrep3

Guest

What questions can a hotel ask about a service animal?

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?

MiniQuark

Guest

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..

pixelearth

Guest

Who can provide proof of 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.

Alex Fleischer

Guest

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..

Jack J Jun - MSFT

Guest

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.

Shubham

Guest

What can a landlord ask about service animals?

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.

J. Hesters

Guest

What can hotels ask about service animals?

Who can have a service animal.

There are only two questions hotel staff can ask about dogs or miniature horses, when the answers are not obvious, according to Vessels: Is this animal needed because of a disability.

What work or tasks has the animal been trained to do?.

Jax-p

Guest

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..

csalmhof

Guest

What can you legally ask a person with a service animal?

When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed.

Staff may ask two 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..

Joran Beasley

Guest

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.

Macarse

Guest

Is it illegal to say no to service dog?

Businesses are not required to let in emotional support animals under California law. ... Therefore, the answer to this question is “false” – businesses are not allowed to ask for proof or certification for a service animal. But there is one thing to point out. It is illegal to falsely claim that a pet is a service animal.

Gonçalo Peres 龚燿禄

Guest

Is there paperwork for service dogs?

Covered entities may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry. There are individuals and organizations that sell service animal certification or registration documents online.

Rich Harris

Guest

Can a landlord charge extra for a service dog?

Federal Laws Landlords may not prohibit a service animal or emotional support animal from living in the unit. Landlords may not charge the tenant extra "pet" rent or "pet" security deposit for a service or emotional support animal.

Slava Vedenin

Guest

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.

Lance Pollard

Guest

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.

Uri

Guest

Can you legally ask for proof of service dog?

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.

Beau Smith

Guest

How can I prove I have a service dog?

A public entity may ask if the animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform.

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

leerssej

Guest

How do I prove my dog is a service dog?

A public entity may ask if the animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform. A public entity shall not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal.

k_rus

Guest

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

A public entity may ask if the animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform. A public entity shall not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal.

ypercubeᵀᴹ

Guest

How do you prove a service animal?

Covered entities may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry.

There are individuals and organizations that sell service animal certification or registration documents online..