Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . full and equal accommodations, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motorbuses, streetcars, boats, other public conveyances or modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places, eating places, places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, and other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.”
Interference simple misdemeanor
Housing “A deaf or hard-of-hearing person has the right to be accompanied by a hearing dog, under control and especially trained at a recognized training facility to assist the deaf or hard-of-hearing . . . without being required to make additional payment for the hearing dog. A landlord shall waive lease restrictions on the keeping of dogs for a deaf or hard-of-hearing person with a hearing dog. The deaf or hard-of-hearing person is liable for damage done to any premise or facility by a hearing dog.
Trainers/Training same rights as disabled person; “‘Assistive animal’ means a simian or other animal specially trained or in the process of being trained under the auspices of a recognized training facility to assist a person with a disability.”
White Cane precautionary statute; White Cane Safety Day is October 15.
Penalties guilty of misdemeanor
Summary Iowa law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or 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 VI-216C.4(1993); VI-216C.5(1993); VI-216C.10(1993); VI-216C.11(1996)
Housing VI-216C.5(1993); VI- 216C.10(1993); VI-216C.11(1996)
White Cane VIII-321.333(1981); VIII-321.334(1981); VI-216C.8(1996)
Iowa Code, Title VI, Chapter 216C, Section .4.
Iowa Code, Title VI, Chapter 216C, Section .11, Subsection 2.
Iowa Code, Title VI, Chapter 216C, Section .11, Subsection 1.
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's