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Service Animal in County Buildings and Facilities including Ride-On buses
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service animal may accompany an individual with a disability into any County government building or facility. A service animal is a dog individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, psychiatric, intellectual, or other disability. On Ride On buses, a service animal is considered to be any type of animal (not just a dog) trained to perform a service for a person with a disability. There are no special licenses, identification papers, harnesses, or tags required to identify the dog as a service animal. The dog must be kept under the control of the owner at all times. If the dog becomes aggressive or disruptive, the County may require the dog to be removed from the premises but the owner may return without the dog. Maryland law provides the same access to service animals in training and their trainer as the ADA does to service animals who accompany a person with a disability. This means that a service animal in training may be permitted into any County facility.
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  • Service Animals in County Facilities PDF

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