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Statute Regarding Accessibility: Title 26, Chapter 30, Sections 26-30-1 and 26-30-2
Locations Allowed: Person has the same rights and privileges in the use of highways,
streets, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, public facilities, other public areas,
accommodations, advantages, and facilities offered by common carriers, including air
carriers, railroad carriers, motor buses, motor vehicles, water carriers, all other modes of
public conveyance, accommodations, advantages, and facilities offered by hotels, motels,
lodges, and all other places of public accommodation, public and private housing
Statute Regarding Interference: 26-30-4 (1986)
Interference Includes: Any person, or agent of any person, who denies or interferes with
the rights provided in this chapter.
Statute Regarding Housing: 26-30-1 (2001) and 26-30-2 (2001)
Housing Includes: Equal rights and access to public and private housing accommodations
offered for rent, lease, or other compensation in this state.
Identification Requirements: May ask for laminated identification card or other form of
Trainers Allowed with Dogs: 26-30-2 (2001) Same as trained dog. May be asked for
dog's identification or other form of identification.
White Cane Law Statute: 41-6-80.1 (1987)
White Cane Proclamation: 26-30-5 (1981) White Cane Safety Day October 15
Penalties for Interference: Shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
Summary of Law: Utah 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 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. The dog user or
trainer must carry a laminated identification card or other form of identification.
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