Applicants or residents may use a letter with this type of language when requesting to live with a service animal as a reasonable accommodation. Use of this form is not required, but it is recommended that you document accommodation requests in writing.
To: (Name and address of landlord or manager)
I have a disability as defined by the fair housing laws. I use a service animal to assist me with the functional limitations related to my disability. My service animal enhances my ability to live independently, and to use and enjoy my dwelling fully.
Type of service animal (dog, cat, etc): _____________________________________
As an accommodation for my disability, I request that you:
___ waive your “no-pet” policy
___ waive your pet weight/height restrictions
___ waive your pet deposit or fees
___ other: ____________________________________________________
I have attached a letter from my doctor or other medical professional, or other qualified third party who, in their professional capacity, has knowledge about my disability and my need for a reasonable accommodation. The letter verifies that I have a disability as defined in the fair housing laws, and that I have a disability-related need for a service animal.
Please advise me of your response to my request for an accommodation by (date).
Print your name, address and telephone number