Pet & Animal Policies

A welcoming and safe environment is paramount to all of our residents. To help ensure ALL of our residents understand our pet and animal-related policies (No Pet and Animal Policy / Pet Policy / Animal Policy) we require EVERYONE to complete a third-party screening and review process. This process ensures we have formalized pet and animal-related policy acknowledgments and more accurate records to create greater mutual accountability. Please find the category below that best describes you to get started

  • No Pets or Animals

    This is a required application process for anyone that does NOT own a pet or animal. There is no cost ($) to you for completing the application process

  • Household Pets

    This is a required application process for anyone that owns a household pet. This includes dogs and cats and might include pets that live in cages such as birds, hamsters, rabbits, snakes or fish tanks (because of the contained water) so please ask your housing provider for clarification regarding these types of pets

  • Assistance Animals

    This process provides a HIPAA compliant and secure way of submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal (service animals, emotional support animals, companion animals, etc.) that will be reviewed by a third-party legal review team to ensure the accommodation request meets HUD’s Fair Housing Act guidelines. There is no cost ($0) to you to submit an accommodation request. Please make sure you are aware of your State’s laws, if any, for submitting a fraudulent accommodation request

* NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS & APPLICANTS: Everyone must complete the screening process. This is not only for pet and animal owners but also for residents and applicants that DO NOT own a pet or animal.
Pet & Animal Policy

Animal policies vary from one property to another. Any pet/animal to be considered as part of the application process will be subject to a pet screening of $20 for one pet, $15 for the second pet (maximum two pets per household), with a $10 annual renewal fee should your lease extend beyond 12 months. Applicants must be prepared to provide a photo of the pet/animal, name of breed, weight, veterinarian name and vaccine information, age of pet, as well as other information requested as part of the application process, by registering each of their pets at North County Property Group registration page at PetScreening.com. The following dog breeds may be cause for rejection: Akita, American Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Chow, Doberman, German Shepherd, Husky, Presa Canario, Pit Bull, Siberian Husky, Staffordshire Terrier, Wolf Dog, Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, and any mix or combination of the any of these. No aquariums larger than 10 gallons will be allowed. No wild cats (non-domestic breeds), ferrets, reptiles or rodents of any kind are permitted. As of January 1, 2018, there is no separate pet deposit. We do, however, charge monthly pet rent of $50 ($75 if there are two pets). No more than two pets will be allowed per rental home.

Special consideration will be given to Service Animals that are registered and certified by documentation to assist a tenant with special medical or emotional needs (proper and current documentation will be required for verification as part of the pet screening process). As a standard policy, North County Property Group provide reasonable accommodations and follows HUD guidelines regarding assistance animals (FHEO-2013-01, Issued: April 25, 2013). The HUD memorandum outlining their guidelines can be found at this link on the HUD website (click here).

As part of this written policy for service and assistance animals, we will consider the following in making a decision to accept or deny the request for reasonable accommodation:

  1. Does the applicant seeking to use and live with the animal have a disability — i.e., a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities?
  2. Does the applicant 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?
  3. Has the applicant provided written verification from a health care professional that the animal provides a service or emotional support that alleviates one or more of the identified symptoms or effects of an existing disability.
  4. Does the animal in question poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by another reasonable accommodation?
  5. Would the specific assistance animal in question cause substantial physical damage to the property of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by another reasonable accommodation?

Like all reasonable accommodation requests, the determination of whether a person has a disability-related need for an assistance animal involves an individualized assessment.