Montana Service Dog Laws

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Definitions

“Service animal”Β means a dog or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.

MCA 49-4-203

AΒ service animal in trainingΒ 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.

MCA 49-4-214

Accommodation Law

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.

MCA 49-4-214

Violation is a misdemeanor.

MCA 49-4-215

Driving Law

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 isΒ accompanied by a guide dog.

MCA 61-8-516

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.

MCA 49-4-217