Georgia Service Dog Codes

Definitions

Any state laws supplement and complement the national disability discrimination laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Air Carrier Access Act and the Rehab Act.

ADR COMMENT:  Georgia only grants public access and housing rights residents with physical or sensory disabilities.  Mental health disabilities are not covered under state law.

ADR COMMENT:  Georgia only grants public access rights for service dogs in training to individuals with proper credentials for an accredited school for assistance dogs and the animal must be wearing identification for the school.

Current through the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

§ 30-4-1. Definitions

As used in this chapter, the term:

  • (1)  “Housing accommodations” means any real property or portion thereof which is used or occupied, or intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied, as the home, residence, or sleeping place of one or more human beings but shall not include any single-family residence the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than one room therein.
  • (2)  “Physically disabled person” means any person, regardless of age, who is subject to a physiological defect or deficiency regardless of its cause, nature, or extent that renders the person unable to move about without the aid of crutches, a wheelchair, or any other form of support, or that limits the person’s functional ability to ambulate, climb, descend, sit, rise, or to perform any related function.