Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . public streets, highways, walkways, public buildings, public facilities and services, and other public places; . . . any place of public accommodation or on public transportation services; and . . . any housing accommodation offered for rent, lease, or other compensation in the state.”
Interference unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or agent to interfere with an Assistance Dog
Housing all housing except “any single family residence, the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than one room in that residence.”
Licenses/Fees exempted from any state or local licensing fees
Trainers “A trainer of an assistance dog has the right to be accompanied by an assistance dog that the trainer is in the process of training without being required to pay an extra charge for the assistance dog in or on public places, accommodations and transportation. A trainer is a “person who is qualified to train dogs to serve as Assistance Dogs.”
White Cane statute for necessary precautions; no proclamation
Injury to Dog unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or agent to injure, or harm, an Assistance Dog
Penalties Class 3 misdemeanor
Summary Colorado law requires that a specially trained dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person to all housing, public accommodations, and on all common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog, but if the dog causes damage to the premises, the dog user is liable.
Interference 18-13-107(1995); 24-34-804(1995)
White Cane 42-4-808(1995)
Injury to Dog 24-34-804(1995)
Colorado Statutes Title 24, Article 34, Section 803(1 a, b, c).
Colorado Statutes Title 24, Article 34, Section 803(7d).
Colorado Statutes Title 24, Article 34, Section 803(2)
Colorado Statutes Title 24, Article 34, Section 803(7g)
source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's