Service Dog Laws in Delaware


Delaware law requires that a specially trained dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person or trainer on all public accommodations, and on all 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.

Service Dog Trainers

All trainers and their support animals shall be included within those covered


Entitled to full and equal access  to all housing accommodations offered for
rent, lease or compensation in this State


Full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges on all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, streetcars, boats or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation, and in all hotels, lodging places, places of public accommodation, amusement or resort and other places to which the general public is invited.  May be excluded  if the admission of such dog would create the clear danger of a disturbance or physical harm to other persons in such place

Register & Certify Your Service Dog in Delaware

The truth is that you are not legally required to register or certify a service dog in Delaware or any other state in the US. (*exception: New York City service dogs must be licensed by the city’s Department of Health). Service dogs are protected under the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act. Registration and certification is possible – but completely optional – and does not convey any legal rights under the ADA or the Department of Justice.  Read more here:

Service Dog Registration & Certification in the US – The Truth Opens in a new tab.

Sam Amy Nelson

Sam Amy Nelson (she/her) is an advocate for people with disabilities and mental health.

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