NYC Service Dog Laws

NYC service dog laws. What are the NYC service dog laws?

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What are the NYC service dog laws?

Many New Yorkers utilize the help of service dogs to get around the city. Here are the key details related to NYC service dog laws. All service dogs in New York City must have a valid dog license issued by DOHMH.

1. Businesses open to the public may “not” demand any proof of disability or service dog certification.

2. NYC services dogs are allowed into businesses that serve food as per the Board of Health.

3. A service dog may venture anywhere the dog’s owner goes into an establishment. A patron being allergic to dogs is not a reason to refuse service to someone with a service dog.

4. Services dogs in NYC do “not” have to wear any type of identifying tags or provide certification.

5. You “can” ask the service dog owner if the service dog is required because of a disability.

6. You “can” ask the service dog owner what service the dog performs.

7. You “can” ask a service dog to leave your establishment if it’s not housebroken (potty trained).

8. You “can” ask a service dog to leave your establishment if it’s out of control and the owner doesn’t take steps to stop it.

9. No matter the reason for asking a service dog to leave your establishment you must still your product to the owner if they return without the dog.

Call 311 for assistance.

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