Montana Service Dog Laws
“Service animal” means a dog or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.
A service animal in training that is a dog shall wear a leash, collar, cape, harness, or backpack that identifies in writing that the dog is a service animal in training. Other service animals in training must also be identifiable by written identification as a service animal in training. The written identification for service animals in training must be visible and legible from a distance of at least 20 feet.
A person with a disability has the right to be accompanied by a service animal or a service animal in training with identification.
A person with a disability who has a service animal or who obtains a service animal is entitled to full and equal access to all housing accommodations.
Violation is a misdemeanor.
On a way of the state open to the public, the operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a blind pedestrian who is accompanied by a guide dog.
Any person other than a person wholly or partially blind who shall fail to come to a full stop when approaching or coming in contact with a person so being led by a trained guide dog or who shall fail to take precaution against accidents or injury to such person after coming to a stop is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $25.