Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . any school, restaurant, store, establishment or other facility at which services, facilities, goods, privileges, advantages, benefits or accommodations are offered to the general public.”
Interference unlawful “. . . to coerce, intimidate, threaten or interfere with any person in the exercise or enjoyment of any right granted or protected by this chapter.”
Housing “To discriminate in the sale or rental of a dwelling because a person relies upon aids such as attendants, specially trained animals, wheelchairs, or similar appliances or devices but the owner shall not be required to modify or alter the building in any way in order to comply with this chapter.”
Licenses/Fees not mentioned
Identification not mentioned
Misrepresentation not mentioned
Trainers “An owner or operator of a place of public accommodation or his or her employee or agent shall not prohibit from entering a place of public accommodation . . . an individual who is training an animal to perform as a service animal for an individual with a disability.”
White Cane cautionary statute; no proclamation
Penalties “A person who violates a provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than $1,000.00.” ; “. . . may bring an action for . . . compensatory and punitive damages and any other appropriate relief.”
Summary Vermont law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, mentally or physically disabled person or trainer to all public accommodations.
Accessibility 9-139-4501; 9-139-4502(2002)
Interference 9-139-4502(2002); 6-139-4503(a5)(1991)
Housing 9-139-4503 (a1,a9)(1991)
White Cane 23-13-1057(1973)
Penalties 9-139-4506(1989); 9-139-4507(1987)
You must go to Vermont’s home page first; select Statutes & Rules from left side bar; then click on Vermont Statutes.
Vermont Statutes, Title 9, Chapter 139, Section 4501(1).
Vermont Statutes, Title 9, Chapter 139, Section 4503(a5).
Vermont Statutes, Title 9, Chapter 139, Section 4503(a9).
Vermont Statutes, Title 9, Chapter 139, Section 4502(b).
Vermont Statutes, Title 9, Chapter 139, Section 4507.
Vermont Statutes, Title 9, Chapter 139, Section 4506.
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's