Georgia Service Dog Laws
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges on all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, streetcars, boats, or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation and at hotels, lodging places, places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, and other places to which the general public is invited.”
Interference guilty of misdemeanor
Housing “Blind persons, visually disabled persons, physically disabled persons, and deaf persons shall be entitled to rent, lease, or purchase, as other members of the general public, all housing accommodations offered for rent, lease, or other compensation in this state, subject to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.”
Identification “Guide dog or service dog must be identified as having been trained by a school for seeing eye, hearing, service, or guide dogs.”
Misrepresentation no precautionary statute; no proclamation
Trainers “. . . same right to be accompanied by such dog being trained as the totally or partially blind person, deaf person, or physically disabled person;” “. . . trainer [must be] identified as an agent or employee of a school for seeing eye, hearing, service, or guide dogs.”
Injury to Dog guilty of a misdemeanor
Penalties punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $500.00
Summary Georgia law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or disabled person or trainer to all public accommodations and common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog, but if the dog causes damage to the premises, the dog user is liable.
Interference 30-1-6(1996); 30-4-4(2000)
White Cane 40-6-94(1990)
Injury to Dog 30-1-6(1996)
Georgia Code, Title 30, Chapter 4, Section 2.
Georgia Code, Title 30, Chapter 4, Section 3.
Georgia Code, Title 30, Chapter 4, Section 2(b)(1).
Georgia Code, Title 30, Chapter 4, Section 2(b)(2).