Service Dog Laws North Dakota


General

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North Dakota 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.

Service Dog Trainers

A trainer with an assistance dog in training may enter any place of public accommodation, common carrier, facility of a health care provider, and any place to which the public is generally invited, without being required to pay an extra charge for the assistance dog in training, provided . . . trainer notifies an onsite manager that an assistance dog in training is being brought onto the premises . . . wears a photo identification card issued by a nationally recognized dog training program . . . is liable for any damage done to the premises or facility by the assistance dog in training.”

Accessibility

An individual with a disability is entitled to be accompanied by an assistance dog in places of public accommodations, common carriers, facilities of a health care provider, and all places to which the public is generally invited, without being required to pay an extra charge for the assistance dog; provided, that the individual is liable for any damage done to the premises or facility by the assistance dog

Register & Certify Your Service Dog in North Dakota

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