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Statute Regarding Accessibility: Civil Rights Title 24, Article 34, Section 24-34-803 (1995)
Locations Allowed: Inns, hotels, motels, or other places of lodging, except establishments
located within buildings actually occupied by the proprietor as the proprietor's residence
containing five or fewer rooms for rent or hire; Restaurants, bars, cafeterias, lunchrooms,
lunch counters, soda fountains, casinos or other establishments serving food or drink,
including any such facility located on the premises of any retail establishment; Gasoline
stations or garages; Motion picture theatres, theatres, billiard or pool halls, concert halls,
stadiums, sports arenas, amusement or recreation parks, or other places of exhibition or
entertainment; Auditoriums, convention centers, lecture halls, or other places of public
gathering; Bakeries, grocery stores, clothing stores, hardware stores, shopping centers, or
other sales or retail establishments; Laundromats, dry cleaners, banks, barber shops, beauty
shops, travel services, shoe repair services, funeral parlors, offices of accountants or
attorneys-at-law, pharmacies, insurance offices, professional offices of health care providers,
hospitals, or other service establishments; Terminals, depots, or other stations used for
specified purposes; Museums, libraries, galleries, or other places of public display or
collection; Parks, zoos, or other places of recreation; Nursery, elementary, secondary,
undergraduate, or graduate school or other places of education; Day care centers, senior
citizen centers, homeless shelters, food banks, adoption agencies, or other social service
center establishments; Gymnasiums, health spas, bowling alleys, golf courses, or other places
of exercise or recreation; airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, streetcars,
boats, or taxis
Statute Regarding Interference: 18-13-107 (1995) and 24-34-804 (1995)
Interference Includes: any person, firm, corporation, or agent of any person, firm, or
corporation to (a) Withhold, deny, deprive, or attempt to withhold, deny, or deprive any
person with a disability or trainer of any of the rights or privileges secured in Section
24-34-803; (b) Threaten to interfere with any of the rights of persons with disabilities or
trainers secured in section 24-34-803; (c) Punish or attempt to punish any person with a
disability or trainer for exercising or attempting to exercise any right or privilege secured by
Statute Regarding Housing: 24-34-803 (1995)
Housing Includes: Full and equal housing.
Statute Regarding Owner Licenses and Fees: 24-34-803 (1995)
Licenses or Fee Requirements: No license fee may be levied.
Trainers Allowed with Dogs: 24-34-803 (1995) Same as fully trained dogs when
accompanied by a trainer.
Trainers Requirements: 24-34-803 (1995) A person who is qualified to train dogs to serve as
White Cane Law Statute: 42-4-709 (1989)
Killing or Injury to Dog: 24-34-803 (1995) Interfere with, injure, or harm, or cause another
dog to interfere with, injure or harm an assistance dog.
Penalties for Interference: Class 3 Misdemeanor.
Summary of Law: Colorado law guarantees a blind, deaf or physically disabled person or
trainer of assistance dogs has the legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog in
all housing, public accommodations and on all common carriers. No extra charge can be
levied because of the dog's presence, but the dog user is liable for any damage the dog might
cause to the premises.
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