Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “The blind, and visually disabled, and the otherwise physically disabled have the same rights and privileges as the able-bodied to the full and free use of the facilities . . . to be accompanied in such facilities by a guide dog, especially trained for the purpose, without being required to pay an extra charge for the guide dog, provided that such person shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by such dog.”
Housing “. . . any publicly assisted housing accommodation or any real property, or portion thereof, which is used or occupied, or is intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied, as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more persons, but shall include any single family residence the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than one room therein.”
Licenses/Fees no fee required
Identification leash and harness colored international orange (deaf/hearing impaired); leash and harness specifically designed (blind/visually impaired); leash colored blue and yellow (mobility impaired)
Trainers “A hearing ear dog, guide dog, or service dog trainer, while engaged in the actual training process and activities of such dogs, shall have the same rights and privileges . . . as are applicable to a ear or hearing impaired, blind or visually impaired, or mobility impaired person.”
White Cane precautionary statute; White Cane Safety Day is October 15.
Penalties fined not more than $25
Summary New Hampshire 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-167- D:3(1990); XII-167-C:2(1990)
Interference XII-167-C:3(1983); XII-167-D:7(1990)
Housing XII-167-D:1; XII-167-D:3(1990)
Trainers XII-167-D:4(1990); XII-167-D:1(II)(1989)
White Cane XXI-265-265:41(1982); XXI-265-265:41-a(1983); XII-167-C:4(1971)
Penalties XII-167-D:9(1983); XII-167-C:3(1983)
New Hampshire Code, Title XII, Chapter 167-D, Section 167-C:2.
New Hampshire Code, Title XII, Chapter 167-D, Section 167-D:1(III).
New Hampshire Code, Title XII, Chapter 167-D, Section 167-D:4.
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's