Section 12-35.1 Service animals in places of public accommodation.

    (a)    As used in this section, “service animal” means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.

    (b)    It shall be unlawful for any person owning or operating a place of public accommodation to prohibit the use of a service animal by an individual with a disability.

    (c)    A person owning or operating a place of public accommodation may ask an individual with a disability to remove a service animal from the premises if the animal is out of control and the animal’s handler does not take effective action to control it or if the animal is not housebroken.  If a service animal is properly excluded, the individual with a disability shall be given the opportunity to obtain goods, services and accommodations without having the service animal on the premises.

(Ord. No. 21534, § 1, 12-3-12)


(Ord. 21534, Added, 12/03/2012)