Georgia Service Dog Codes

Interference, denial of admittance or exercise of rights

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.

§ 30-4-4. Denial of or interference with admittance to or enjoyment of facilities or exercise of rights

Any person, firm, corporation, or the agent of any person, firm, or corporation who denies or interferes with admittance to or enjoyment of the facilities enumerated in this chapter or otherwise interferes with the rights of a totally or partially blind person, physically disabled person, or deaf person or person engaged in the training or raising of a guide dog or service dog as provided by this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $2,000.00, imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both.