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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: bkucera Date created: Sep 28, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service animal?

Asked By: Gass Date created: Sep 20, 2022

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

Answered By: Shailendra Madda Date created: Sep 21, 2022

Can a landlord deny a service animal?

Asked By: juunas Date created: Sep 19, 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: Mani Mirjavadi Date created: Sep 20, 2022

What can you legally ask about a service dog?

Asked By: Lea Hayes Date created: Sep 15, 2022

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. People with disabilities and their services are not to be isolated from other customers or patrons.

Answered By: chown Date created: Sep 16, 2022

What can legally be asked about a service dog?

Asked By: Thomas Pornin Date created: Sep 14, 2022

The ADA says anyone can train their dog, or miniature horse, to perform a task that mitigates or helps them with their disability. Professional training is not required. 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.

Answered By: pupeno Date created: Sep 16, 2022

Can a landlord ask for proof of a service animal?

Asked By: thirtydot 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: Josh Lee Date created: Sep 29, 2022

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

Asked By: Joe Phillips Date created: Sep 16, 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: Martijn Courteaux Date created: Sep 18, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog based on breed?

Asked By: P0W Date created: Sep 21, 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: wjandrea Date created: Sep 23, 2022

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

Asked By: Jeff Scott Brown Date created: Sep 14, 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: Dominic Rodger Date created: Sep 14, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog?

Asked By: BOZ Date created: Sep 25, 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: Cesar Canassa Date created: Sep 27, 2022

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

Asked By: Siddharth Date created: Sep 13, 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: Andy Thomas Date created: Sep 13, 2022

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