Attention Missouri Residents.
Missouri residents are subject to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Act.
Missouri Enacts Law To Combat Emotional Support Animal Fraud in Housing.
Pro-tip: Don't listen to your landlord's demand to "go online and get a certificate." In the state of Missouri, that's now against the law.
Missouri's recently enacted SB 644 combats emotional support animal and service dog fraud. We rise in the strongest support of this legislation.
Fake Service Dogs.
It is illegal to knowingly misrepresenting a dog as a service dog for the purposes of receiving accommodations regarding service dogs under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Fake Assistance Animals.
It is illegal to knowingly misrepresenting any animal as an assistance animal for the purposes of receiving accommodations regarding assistance animals under the Fair Housing Act or the Rehabilitation Act .
Faking your need for an emotional support animal or service dog in the Show Me State could result in a Class C misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class B misdemeanor for each subsequent offense.