To get an ESA letter, you must be evaluated by a mental health professional licensed in your state who can determine if you are eligible for an emotional support animal and then write you a valid ESA letter.
With the availability of telemedicine, you can now obtain an ESA letter in Colorado online and avoid the hassle, long lines, and traffic.
You can connect with a licensed mental health professional from the comfort of your own home today to learn if you qualify for an emotional support animal in Colorado.
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* For California residents, effective January 1, 2022, new law AB 468 requires those seeking an ESA letter for dogs to establish a client-provider relationship with the individual for at least 30 days prior to providing documentation, which will result in having two consultations before qualifying.
If you struggle with an emotional or mental disability, you may qualify for an emotional support animal in Colorado.
The state of Colorado acknowledges the challenges that come with emotional and mental disabilities and recognizes that having an emotional support animal can be important to a person’s mental health treatment plan.
Because of this, Colorado has laws and policies in place to help protect you and your ESA.
Colorado's laws and policies regarding assistance animals largely fall under those that are set at the federal level. In addition to these laws, Colorado imposes strict fines for anyone who falsely claims to have an assistance animal.
Below, we'll cover specifics on Colorado's housing, travel, employment, and public access laws for emotional support animals. We provide all the information you need to understand the benefits, protections, and rights that come with having an emotional support animal in Colorado.
Pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), Colorado housing providers must make reasonable accommodations for tenants with emotional support animals or service animals who provide a valid ESA or PSD letter. This is the case even if a landlord has a "no pets" policy.
This means that a landlord is also not allowed to impose any extra fees or weight or breed restrictions on your assistance animal. (Keep in mind, though, that they can refuse your support animal if they cause damage to the property or pose a direct threat to anyone on the premises).
When it comes to bringing your emotional support animal to work, this decision is largely at the discretion of your employer. No law in Colorado requires a place of business to accommodate an employee's emotional support animal.
However, provided you have a legitimate ESA letter and feel your support animal would benefit you in the workplace, try asking your company’s HR department. You might be surprised, as many businesses are empathetic and accommodating in this regard.
To qualify for an ESA in Colorado, you need to meet with a licensed mental health professional who can evaluate your emotional and mental health situation and determine your eligibility. If they find you are eligible, they can write you a valid ESA letter.
Working through a telehealth marketplace, like Pettable, is one of the most convenient ways to do this. We've made it easy for you to be matched with an experienced professional who can practice in your state and has expertise in working with clients who own assistance animals.
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Bolutife "Bolu", LCSW-S, MPA
Equipped with over 13 years, Bolu has worked with various populations (adolescents, couples, families, and adults), but finds passion in working with the BIPOC community suffering from trauma.
Shaunae, M.S., LPC
I have worked in the mental health field for 10 years with experience across diverse populations and communities. I’m dedicated to ensuring the best care possible.
Michael, LPC, LCDC
I graduated from UT Dallas with my BA in Psychology, University of the Southwest with my MS in counseling, and California Southern University with my PsyD in Psychology, but have been an LPC and LCDC since 2011.
I graduated with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. I completed my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since graduating, I have been working in private practice.
Rhiana, MA, LPC, LAC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I primarily work with people experiencing homelessness. I began doing emotional support evaluations to increase housing access to all.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I graduated from the Catholic University's National Catholic School of Social Service with a Master of Social Work.