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Are Service Animals Allowed at Parks and Beaches?

Florida Law §35.136 Service Animals: 
Service dogs are allowed at all parks and beaches. The State of Florida does NOT recognize emotional support animals as service animals.

A Public Entity Shall Not: 
Ask about the nature or extent of a person’s disability. 
Require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal. 
Make these inquiries about a service animal when it is readily apparent that an animal is trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability (e.g. the dog is observed guiding an individual who is blind or has low vision, pulling a person’s wheelchair, or providing assistance with stability or balance to an individual with an observable mobility disability).

A Public Entity May: 
Ask if the animal is required because of a disability. 
What work or task the animal has been trained to perform.

Updated 11/28/2022 1:10 PM
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