Georgia Service Dog Codes

Right to housing accommodations

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.

§ 30-4-3. Right to housing accommodations

  • (a)  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.
  • (b)  Every totally or partially blind person, every physically disabled person, and every deaf person who has a guide dog or service dog or who obtains a guide dog or service dog and every person engaged in the training of a guide dog or service dog shall be entitled to full and equal access to all housing accommodations provided for in this Code section, and he or she shall not be required to pay extra compensation for such guide dog or service dog. However, he or she shall be liable for any damage done to the premises by such guide dog or service dog.
  • (c)  Nothing in this Code section shall require any person renting, leasing, or otherwise providing real property for compensation to modify his or her property in any way or provide a higher degree of care for a blind, visually disabled, physically disabled, or deaf person than for a person who is not so disabled.