Service Dog Laws Nevada


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Nevada 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 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.


Same rights as disabled; A place of public accommodation may require proof that an animal is a service animal or that a person is training a service animal.

Service Dog Identification

Identification card normally presented to a person with a disability upon his graduation from a school for guide dogs, school for hearing dogs, school for helping dogs or school that is approved. Blaze orange leash may be used.


Refusal to rent dwelling because of service animal prohibited; landlord may require proof that an animal is a service animal.


It is unlawful for a common carrier or other means of public conveyance or transportation operating in this state to  refuse service to a person with a visual, aural or physical disability because he is accompanied by a service animal

Register & Certify Your Service Dog in Nevada

The truth is that you are not legally required to register or certify a service dog in Nevada 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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