KRS 383.085 7/14/18: Misrepresentation of an assistance animal is a violation with a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); which includes.

  • Misrepresents as a part of a request for a reasonable accommodation to maintain an assistance animal in a dwelling that the person has a disability or disability-related need for the use of an assistance animal;
  • Makes materially false statements for the purpose of obtaining documentation for the use of an assistance animal in housing;
  • Creates or executes a document that misrepresents an animal as an assistance animal for use in housing;
  • Provides a document to another falsely stating that an animal is an assistance animal for use in housing; or
  • Fits an animal, which is not an assistance animal, with a harness, collar, vest, or sign that the pet is an assistance animal for use in housing.

Additionally, Kentucky therapists must certify:

  • The owner of this animal has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity(ies) and that I have a therapeutic relationship with the Owner of the animal.
  • The accommodation requested is necessary, based upon the owner’s disability, for this individual to use or enjoy the rental unit, at the address listed above.
  • Will testify in a court of law that the above statements are true.

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