Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars, 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, subject only to the conditions and limitations
established by law and applicable alike to all persons.”
Housing “. . . entitled to full and equal access, as other members of the general public, to all housing accommodations offered for rent, lease, or compensation in this State, subject to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.”
Licenses/Fees not mentioned
Identification not mentioned
Misrepresentation not mentioned
Trainers “Every person who is a trainer of an assistance or guide dog, while engaged in the training of an assistance or guide dog, has the same rights and privileges with respect to access to public facilities and accommodations as blind and disabled persons.”
White Cane White Cane Safety Day is October 15.
Penalties “A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
Summary South Carolina 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.
White Cane 43-33-30(1987); 56-5-3190 to 56-5-3200(1949); 43-33-50(1972)
Penalties 43-33-40(1993); 56-5-3210
South Carolina Code, Title 43, Chapter 33, Section 43-33-20(b).
South Carolina Code, Title 43, Chapter 33, Section 43-33-70(a).
South Carolina Code, Title 43, Chapter 33, Section 43-33-20(d).
South Carolina Code, Title 43, Chapter 22, Section 43-33-40(B).
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's