Chapter 10: Personal Assistance and In-Home Services


Section 7: Rights of Assistance Dog Users [Oklahoma Law]


Oklahoma Discriminatory Housing Practices

Title 25, Section 1452 (#13 and #14)

13. To refuse to rent or lease housing to a blind, deaf, or handicapped person on the basis of the person's use or possession of a bona fide, properly trained guide, signal, or service dog.

14. To demand the payment of an additional nonrefundable fee or an unreasonable deposit for rent from a blind, deaf, or handicapped person for such dog. Such blind, deaf, or handicapped person may be liable for any damage done to the dwelling by such dog.

Oklahoma Discriminatory Practice

Title 25, Section 1402

It is a discriminatory practice for a person to deny an individual the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of a "place of public accommodation" because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.

Oklahoma Public Conveyances and Public Accommodations

Title 7, Section 19.1

Provides that any blind, physically handicapped, deaf or hard of hearing person who is a passenger on any public conveyance shall be entitled to have with him or her a guide, signal or service dog specially trained for that purpose, without having to pay any added charge. Dog trainers from recognized assistance dog training facilities may also use public conveyances (transportation) with dogs in training.

Individuals using guide, signal or service dogs and trainers from recognized training centers with dogs in training may not be denied admittance to or refused access to public places. These include, but are not limited to, streets, sidewalks, transportation vehicles, places of lodging, government buildings, college dorms, educational facilities, restaurants, stores, entertainment and recreation facilities or other places where the public is invited. No added fee may be charged to a person for bringing his or her guide, signal or service dog into a public place, but the owner or trainer will be liable for any damages the animal does to the premises.