All units of apartment buildings larger than a duplex shall have no pets.
Most single family homes and duplex units will allow pets according to the following policy.
- No animal under 1 year old
- Additional rent added to base rent and deposit:
- 1 animal = $25 per month
- 2 animals = $75 per month
- 3 animals = $150 per month
- More than 3 animals can be considered on case by case basis
Example: Base rent posted on website is $800 per month and the deposit is $800
You have 2 dogs over 1 year old the rent would be $875 per month and the deposit $875.
If the breed of dog requires a city registration and permit a copy of the permit must be presented.
Verify at our office if the home you are interested in does allow pets. A very large percentage of them do.
Service Animals / Assistance Animals
We are currently using the guidelines listed by the Fair Housing Act and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued April 2013 that also include information under Americans with Disabilities Act.
Service and assistance animals are not subject to our pet policy provided you can submit reliable documentation from a physician, psychiatrist, social worker, or other mental health professional of a disability and your disability-related need for an assistance animal. If not a service animal as defined by the ADA, the documentation must include evidence that the animal provides emotional support that alleviates one or more of the identified symptoms or effects of an existing disability.
- Is this a service animal that is required because of a disability?
- What work or tasks has the animal been trained to perform?
The request may be denied if:
- The animal is out of control and its handler does not take effective action to control it.
- The animal is not housebroken.
- The animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by a reasonable modification to other policies, practices and procedures.
- Does the person seeking to use and live with the animal have a disability (a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities)?
- Does the person making the request have a disability-related need for an assistance animal? In other words, does the animal work, provide assistance, perform tasks or services for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provide emotional support that alleviates one or more of the identified symptoms or effects of a person’s existing disability?
If the answer to questions (1) OR (2) is “no”, then we are not required to modify our pet policy.
If the answer to questions (1) AND (2) are “yes”, we are required to modify or provide an exception to our pet policy.
The request may be denied if:
1. The specific assistance animal in question poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by another reasonable accommodation.
2. The specific assistance animal in question would cause substantial physical damage to the property of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by another reasonable accommodation.
Please note that while we may not require you to pay the increased rent based on our pet policy, we may require you to cover the costs of repairs for damage the animal causes to the dwelling unit or the common areas, reasonable wear and tear excepted.
This information can be found on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website at HUD.gov. (FHEO Notice: FHEO-2013-01) https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/SERVANIMALS_NTCFHEO2013-01.PDF