Service Animals and the ADA – FAQ

A new resource is available on the Authority’s website in the Resources and Documents library for members who would like information on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals. Because many people with disabilities rely on service animals for basic functions of everyday life, members should be aware of the ADA’s policies regarding these animals in order to comply with the act. In the Authority’s online library, members will find a link to a U.S. Department of Justice website with a list of frequently asked questions about service animals and the ADA. Some of these questions involve what defines a service animal, who is responsible for the supervision of a service animal, and when service animals can be excluded. To find this website resource in the online library, members can perform a global search for keywords using the search bar located in the upper right of the page on, or search by keyword or category on the Resources and Documents page.