The MHRC (Maine Human Rights Commission) knows how difficult it is to understand and explain the differences and rules relating to service and assistance animals. They have addressed this issue by producing a video that gives you the basics answers on the topic. We think it’s pretty good.
When viewing this video, please note that the beginning of the presentation is about how businesses should deal with customers or patrons with these types of pets. However, the second part is all about guidelines for landlords. This is well worth viewing. You can see it on their website at www.maine.gov/mhrc, or on Youtube at (https://youtu.be/ZGl0K-MEUkg),