Alabama State Service Dog Laws
The portion of Alabama Law which pertains to service dogs is AL CODE § 21-7. Please expand the sections below to read the full text.
Summary – Service Dogs in Training are allowed in public places.
Detailed – Handicapped Persons § 21-7-4 (d) A person training a service animal shall be entitled to the same privileges granted to a person with a disability pursuant to subsection (b).
(b) Every person with a disability, including a person who is totally or partially blind, hearing-impaired, or diagnosed on the autism spectrum shall have the right to be accompanied by a service animal in any public place, including a public or private school, and any of the places listed in Section 21-7-3. The person may not be required to pay an extra charge for the service animal.
(c) The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability.
(d) A person training a service animal shall be entitled to the same privileges granted to a person with a disability pursuant to subsection (b).
(e) In the case of a disabled child, including a child diagnosed on the autism spectrum, any aide assigned to assist the child shall be trained with the service animal in basic commands in order to assist the child as a team.
(f) This section does not relieve a person accompanied by a service animal from liability for any damages done to the premises or facilities by the service animal.
(b) “Housing accommodations” means any real property or portion thereof which is used or occupied or is 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 accommodations included within subsection (a) of this section or any single-family residence, the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than one room therein.
(c) Nothing in this section shall require any person renting, leasing, or providing for compensation real property to modify his property in any way or provide a higher degree of care for a blind person, visually handicapped person, or other physically disabled person than for a person who is not physically disabled.
(d) Every totally or partially blind person who has a guide dog or who obtains a guide dog shall be entitled to full and equal access to all housing accommodations provided for in this section, and he shall not be required to pay extra compensation for such guide dog, but shall be liable for any damage done to the premises by such guide dog.