Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . same rights afforded to a person with no such disability to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, public facilities, and other public places . . . full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, taxis, streetcars, boats or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places, places of public accommodation, amusement or resort, and other places to which the general public is invited.”
Interference Class B misdemeanor
Housing “. . . full and equal access to all housing accommodations provided for in this section.”
Licenses/Fees not mentioned
Identification “. . . dogs properly harnessed and . . . carrying a certificate of identification” may be taken into any conveyance or facility
Misrepresentation not mentioned
Trainers “Any trainer, from a recognized training center, of a guide dog, hearing assistance dog or service dog shall have the right to be accompanied by such dog .”
White Cane precautionary statute; White Cane Safety Day is October 15.
Penalties “. . . fine in an amount not less than twenty-five dollars and no greater than two hundred fifty dollars per violation, in addition to court costs. Any default in the payment of a fine imposed pursuant to this section without good cause shall result in imprisonment for not more than thirty days.”
Summary Missouri law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, 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 XII-209-209.150(1996); XII-209-209.190(1982); VI-70-70.441(1996)
Interference XII-209-209.160(1988); XII-209-209.162
White Cane XIX-304-304.080(1988); XI-209-209.170(1977)
Missouri Revised Statutes, Title XII, Chapter 209, Section 150(1,2).
Missouri Revised Statutes, Title XII, Chapter 209, Section 190(4).
Missouri Revised Statutes, Title VI, Chapter 70, Section 441(3)(17b).
Missouri Revised Statutes, Title XII, Chapter 209, Section 152.
Missouri Revised Statutes, Title VI, Chapter 70, Section 441(4)(1).
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's