256C.025 HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS.
Subdivision 1. Full and equal access.
Blind persons, visually disabled persons, and other
physically disabled persons shall be entitled to full and equal access, as other members of the
general public, to all housing accommodations offered for rent, lease, or compensation, subject to
the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.
Subd. 2. Definition.
"Housing accommodations" means any real property, or portion thereof,
which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied, as the
home, residence or sleeping place of one or more human beings, but shall not include any single
family residence the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than
one room therein.
Subd. 3. Limitation on property provision.
Nothing in this section shall require any person
renting, leasing, or providing for compensation real property to modify the property in any way or
provide a higher degree of care for a blind person, visually disabled person, or other physically
disabled person than for a person who is not physically disabled.
Subd. 4. Service dog.
Every totally or partially blind, physically disabled, or deaf person
who has a service dog, or who obtains a service dog, shall be entitled to full and equal access
to all housing accommodations provided for in this section, and shall not be required to pay
extra compensation for such service dog but shall be liable for any damage done to the premises
by such service dog.
History: 1971 c 70 s 1; 1977 c 247 s 2; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 637 s 1; 2005 c 56 s 1