|Service Dogs Save Lives!
|State Has Laws Regarding:
Statute Regarding Accessibility: Title 9, Chapter 955, Section 955.43 (1992)
Locations Allowed: Full and equal accommodation, advantages, facilities, and privileges of
all public conveyances, hotels, lodging places, all places of public accommodation,
amusement or resort, all institutions of education, and other places to which the general
public is invited, and may take the dog into such conveyances and places, subject only to
the conditions and limitations that: (1) The dog shall not occupy a seat in a public
conveyance. (2) The dog shall be upon a leash while using the facilities of a common carrier.
Statute Regarding Interference: 955.43 (1992) and 955.99 (1990) - Penalty
Interference Includes: No person shall deprive a blind, deaf, or mobility impaired person of
any of the advantages, facilities, or privileges provided in division (A) of this section, nor
charge the blind, deaf, or mobility impaired person a fee or charge for the dog.
Statute Regarding Owner Licenses and Fees: 955.011 (1989)
Licenses or Fee Requirements: No fee for permanent registration provided the owner can
show proof by certificate or other means that the dog has been trained for that purpose by a
nonprofit special agency engaged in such work. (Includes dogs in training)
Identification Requirements: Proof of Certification
White Cane Law Statute: 4511.47 (1970)
Penalties for Interference: Whoever violates division (B) of section 955.43 of the Revised
Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
Summary of Law: Ohio law guarantees a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person has the
legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog in all public accommodations,
schools, 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. No
license fee may be levied. The dog may not occupy a seat on a public conveyance.
|Official searchable Ohio Laws online:
|Website Copyright B. Brake 2004