Get Approved For Your Official Arizona ESA Letter

Are you a pet lover in Arizona looking for the best way to get an emotional support animal (ESA) letter? You’ve come to the right place!

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Happy ESA Owners in Arizona

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"I cannot thank Service Pets enough for their effortless and pain-free approach to obtaining an ESA letter for my pet. As someone struggling with anxiety, my furry companion has been a lifeline for me, but trying to navigate the complicated process of obtaining an ESA letter was daunting. Thankfully, Service Pets made it an absolute breeze."
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Benefits of an Arizona ESA Letter

Having an ESA letter in Arizona offers peace of mind to individuals struggling with disabilities.

The document serves as evidence that your animal is recognized by the law as medically necessary and protected under federal law including the Air Carrier Access Act and Fair Housing Act (FHA).

With this assurance, individuals can confidently maintain their daily lives without fear of being discriminated against due to their need for emotional support from an animal companion.

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3-Steps to Get an ESA Letter in Arizona Online

Apply Online

To get an ESA letter for your pet, you need to fill out a form online with your medical information and why you need an ESA. Once you finish the form, you submit it online.

Get Evaluated Online

After you submit your form online, a Service Pets mental health practitioner will review your application to see if you qualify for an ESA.

Receive an ESA Letter

After you get evaluated, you will get an ESA Letter online. You can download your letter so that you can begin enjoying the benefits of an ESA letter.

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What Does A Legitimate ESA Letter Look Like?

According to Arizona pet laws, a legitimate ESA letter should be written on the letterhead of a state-licensed therapist or LMHP. And it must include the following elements:

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Table of Contents for Arizona ESA FAQs

Arizona Emotional Support Animal Laws

ESA Letter Certification

Who can write an ESA letter in Arizona?

Only a licensed medical healthcare professional (LMHP) can sign and issue a legitimate ESA letter. Here is a list of a few specialists that have the authority to sign an emotional support animal letter according to the ESA laws in Arizona:

  • A Physicians
  • A Psychiatrist
  • A licensed nurses practitioner
  • A licensed marriage and family therapist
  • A Psychologist
  • A licensed clinical social Worker (LCSW)

Arizona ESA Housing Laws

Can a landlord discriminate against an ESA owner in Arizona?

The Federal Fair Housing Act protects people with disabilities who need emotional support animals. Landlords cannot say no to emotional support animals or charge extra money because of the breed, size, or weight of the animal.

Can a landlord ask for ESA certification for Arizona tenants?

Arizona ESA housing laws stipulate that landlords can ask for documentation proving the tenant’s need for an emotional support animal prior to making any changes in policy related to pets in their rented property.

However, they are limited in how and what they can ask of a potential tenant.

What if the landlord has a "no-pet" policy?

Your landlord can not deny your emotional support dog in Arizona, even if there is a general “no-pets” policy.

Can a landlord charge a pet fee for Emotional Support Animals?

No, your landlord cannot charge you a pet free for having an ESA.

In fact, you can waive off any pet fees or deposit for your emotional support animal in Arizona.

Can a landlord restrict renting to an ESA owners based on breed and size

No, your landlord can not restrict your emotional support animal based on the size, weight, and breed.

Can I have an ESA for on-campus housing?

According to the Fair Housing Act, universities have to provide accommodation for you and your emotional support animal if you have a certified Arizona ESA letter. Dorms are an exception to this rule. 

Additionally, you cannot take your emotional support animal into other parts of the university, like academic buildings, the cafeteria, or lecture halls.

Are there any exceptions to Arizona ESA housing laws?

Yes, your landlord can take action if your ESA:

  • causes any damage to the landlord’s property — the landlord has the right to evict you after a 10-day notice
  • shows aggressive behaviour toward others — the landlord has the right to evict you
  • causes some allergic reactions to others — the landlord can deny your ESA

Arizona ESA Employment Laws

Does the Arizona Anti-Discrimination Act include Service Animals?

Yes, the Arizona Anti-Discrimination Act states that is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of their need for a Service Animal.

This means that employers cannot deny a job or promotion, or otherwise treat an employee differently because they have an ESA.

Does an employer have to provide accommodations for a Service Animal?

Yes, employers are obligated to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with Service Animals, such as allowing the animal into the workplace and making sure that any housing provisions allow them as well.

Is an ESA the same as a Service Animal?

A service dog isn’t the same as an ESA.

Service dogs are trained to perform specific tasks for their owners, such as protecting them during a seizure or reminding them to take their medication.

By law, service dogs may accompany their owners almost everywhere, except where their presence would compromise the environment. For example, a service dog can be in a hospital waiting room, but not in a sterile operating room.

Can I bring my ESA to work in Arizona?

There are some workplaces in Arizona that allow people to bring their pets with them. These places often have rules about how the pet should behave, like being potty trained.

But there are no laws that require employers to allow pets or assistance animals in the office.

Arizona ESA Laws for Travel

Do Arizona travel laws honor all ESAs?

Not all animals are considered ESAs under Arizona Law.

To be considered an ESA, the animal must be prescribed by a licensed mental health professional as part of a valid treatment plan for a mental or emotional disability.

This means that the animal has been trained to provide therapeutic benefits to its handler which may include providing companionship, reducing stress, reducing anxiety, eliminating depression symptoms, and providing comfort during times of crisis or loneliness.

Can I bring my ESA on an in-state flight?

ESA owners have certain rights when flying with their animals on in-state flights within Arizona.

According to The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) — a federal law that prohibits air carriers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities — ESA owners may bring their animal into the cabin at no additional charge as long as they are accompanied by documentation from their mental health professional. This documentation should clearly state that the animal is part of an active treatment plan and is necessary in order for the ESA owner to travel safely.

The airline will also have certain requirements regarding the size and behavior of the ESA in order for it to be allowed onboard; these requirements vary depending on the specific airline but typically require that the animal remain leashed at all times and remain calm during flight.

Can I bring my ESA on a train or bus in Arizona?

In addition to flying with their ESAs, Arizona law also allows ESA owners other forms of travel while accompanied by their animals including busing and rail services throughout Arizona such as Greyhound buses or Amtrak trains.

The same rules apply here: owners must present proper documents from their mental health professional outlining why they need an ESA with them while traveling before being allowed on board with their pet.

Arizona ESA Public Access Laws

What are Arizona ESA Public Access Laws?

The Arizona ESA Public Access Laws are a set of regulations that govern public access rights to private land within the state.

These laws have been in place since 1973 and provide protection for private landowners while also ensuring that Coloradans can enjoy recreational activities on public lands.

The laws stipulate that, with certain exceptions, any Arizona resident is allowed unrestricted access to public lands without having to obtain permission from the property owner. This applies to all types of outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, foraging, hiking, camping, horseback riding and swimming. 

Where can I bring my ESA in Arizona?

Generally, it’s up to the owner of the premises. Most public spaces fall under “public accommodation” rules in Arizona:

  • Entertainment spaces, concert halls, and stadiums
  • Restaurants and other food establishments
  • Retail and rental locations
  • Houses of worship
  • Gathering spaces and convention centers
  • Museums and libraries
  • Parks
  • Hotels and lodging providers
  • Transportation stations
  • Businesses

Where can I bring my ESA to a hotel or restaurant in Arizona?

Arizona doesn’t require owners and proprietors of businesses and public spaces to allow emotional support animals.

If you want to take your ESA to a hotel or a restaurant, it’s best to call first and see whether it’s allowed. If you do get permission but your ESA threatens others, has an accident indoors, or acts out of control, the premises owner may remove you and your animal.

Frequently Asked Questions about Arizona ESA Laws

If you want to have an emotional support animal and not pay pet fees, you need to tell your landlord. You also need to give your landlord a copy of your ESA letter.

Most of the time, you can have an emotional support animal with you in your housing. But there are some places that emotional support animals are not allowed and landlords can say no if they think the emotional support animal will hurt other people or damage the property.

You do not have to tell a potential landlord about your emotional support animal (ESA) before you sign the lease, but you may want to. Your ESA Letter proves that your animal is not a pet and is not subject to any restrictions or extra fees.

Yes, but your landlord may ask you to show that you need each emotional support animal.

This means that your ESA Letter for housing should say why you need each emotional support animal.

Landlords can deny an ESA if it would be too expensive or difficult to take care of, or if it would change the way their business runs. For example, a landlord could deny ESAs that are animals that need to live outside, like on a farm.

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Apply for an ESA Online in Arizona Today!

Service Pets makes it easy to get your pet certified as an emotional support animal or service animal. 

Simply fill out the form to schedule a consultation with one of our Arizona state-licensed therapists!

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