Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “Any person with a disability accompanied by a service or guide dog trained by a recognized training agency or school is entitled, with his dog, to the full and equal enjoyment, advantages, facilities and privileges of all public facilities, subject only to the following conditions . . . shall keep such dog in his immediate custody at all times; . . . shall not be charged any extra fee or payment for admission to or use of any public facility; . . . shall be liable for any damages done to the premises of a public facility by such dog.”
Interference subject to fine
Housing “. . . entitled to full and equal access to all housing accommodations and shall not be required to pay extra compensation for such service or guide dog, but shall be liable for any damages done to the premises by such dog.”
Licenses/Fees not required to pay any fee
Identification not mentioned
Misrepresentation subject to fine
Trainers “A service or guide dog trainer, while engaged in the actual training process and activities of service dogs or guide dogs, shall have the same rights and privileges with respect to access to public facilities, and the same responsibilities as are applicable to a person with a disability.”
White Cane cautionary statute; no proclamation
Penalties fine of not less that $100 nor more than $500
Summary New Jersey 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 10:5-29(2003) to 10:5-29.6(2003); 48:3-33(1984)
White Cane 39:4-37.1(1971)
New Jersey Statutes, Title 10, Chapter 5, Section 10:5-29.
New Jersey Statutes, Title 10, Chapter 5, Section 10:5-29.2.
New Jersey Statutes, Title 10, Chapter 5, Section 10:5-29.3.
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's