Service Animals

The Gloucester Health Department often receives calls from businesses and members of the public regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act rules and regulations associated with service animals and emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals.

The Health Department follows guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice in attempting to answer the complex issues that arise.  For FAQ's please visit US Department of Justice (PDF).

For more information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please visit their website at ADA Website or call:

ADA Information Line
(800) 514-0301 (Voice) and (800) 514-0383 (TTY)
24 hours a day to order publications by mail.
Monday through Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) to speak with an ADA Specialist.
Calls are confidential.