Service Animal Obligations

Visit the website>>> www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

This site from the Americans with Disabilities Act covers innkeeper obligations when it comes to service animals in your B&B.

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The correct link to the Justice Department's Technical Assistance about service animals is at https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm.

For a true false test on service animals and the ADA, visit http://adaexpertise.com/page-16 

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Thanks mdubin for the updated link.  I adjusted the link in this resource to match.

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The link provides general information.

Specific to many of us is found in the Act itself (https://www.ada.gov/taman3.html) excerpted here

Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual
Covering Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities

III-1.0000 COVERAGE

III-1.2000 Public accommodations. The broad range of title III obligations relating to "places of public accommodation" must be met by entities that the Department of Justice regulation labels as "public accommodations. " In order to be considered a public accommodation with title III obligations, an entity must be private and it must --
Own; Lease; Lease to; or Operate a place of public accommodation.
What is a place of public accommodation? A place of public accommodation is a facility whose operations --
Affect commerce; and
Fall within at least one of the following 12 categories:
1) Places of lodging (e.g. , inns, hotels, motels) (except for owner-occupied establishments renting fewer than six rooms);

Note that last bit: many B&B are exempt from the requirements of ADA, including service animals, because they do not fall under the category of  a covered place of lodging.

 

 

 

 

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When did it change to 6? It was 5 rooms.

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I don't think there is a change -- It says "fewer than 6 rooms" so the maximum to still qualify for the exemption is 5 rooms.

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