Can a Landlord charge an animal fee for a Service Animal?

Landlords cannot legally charge tenants for permitted service animals in the form of a deposit or a monthly fee in the State of California. The service animal, as long as it is doing a task for its owner will not be subject to the laws governing pets. More information regarding services animals can be provided by a licensed doctor.

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