Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . entitled to be accompanied by a guide dog, especially trained for the purpose, in any public accommodation without being required to pay an extra charge for the guide dog. However, the person is liable for any damage done to the accommodation by the dog.” “As used in this section, ‘public accommodation’ means an establishment that caters or offers services, facilities, or goods to the general public.”
Interference Class C infraction
Housing “All persons with disabilities are entitled to full and equal access, as other members of the public, to all housing accommodations offered for rent, lease, or compensation in Indiana.” “A person renting, leasing, or providing real property for compensation shall not refuse to accept a person with a disability as a tenant due to the fact that the person with a disability has a guide dog that assists the person with a disability in overcoming a particular disability.”
Trainers “A guide dog trainer, while engaged in the training process of a guide dog, is entitled to access to any public accommodation granted by this section.”
White Cane precautionary statute; White Cane Safety Day is October 15.
Penalties Class C infraction
Summary Indiana law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, mentally or physically disabled person or trainer to all public accommodations and 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.
Accessibility 16-32-3-2(1993); 22-9-6-5(1993)
Housing 22-9-6-3(1993); 22-9-6-5(1993); 16-32-3-2(a)(1993)
Trainers 16-32-3-2 (d)(1993)
White Cane 9-21-17-21(1991); 16-32-3-4(1993)
Penalties 16-32-3-2(1993); 16-32-3-3(1993)
Indiana Code, Title 16, Article 32, Chapter 3, Section IC 16-32-3-2(b3).
Indiana Code, Title 16, Article 32, Chapter 3, Section IC 16-32-3-2(a).
Indiana Code, Title 22, Article 9, Chapter 6, Section IC 22-9-6-3.
Indiana Code, Title 22, Article 9, Chapter 6, Section IC 22-9-6-5.
Indiana Code, Title 16, Article 32, Chapter 3, Section IC 16-32-3-2(d).
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's