Our City welcomes persons with disabilities who are accompanied by service animals in all of our buildings, programs, and activities.
- No identification or special tags are required.
- Service animals must be harnessed or leashed unless those devices would interfere with the work the service animal performs.
- In cases where the service animal is not leashed or harnessed, the handler must have the service animal under voice or signal control. If a service animal becomes disruptive a City staff person may ask that the service animal be removed.
- The City will consider the use of miniature horses as a service animal on a case-by-case basis.
The Department of Justice has a comprehensive fact sheet on service animals and their use in both Title II and Title III buildings and facilities: Title II applies to State & Local Government; Title III applies to businesses and public spaces. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enforces the Fair Housing Act requirements in housing situations.