The MOST IMPORTANT thing to remember though is that you DO NOT affirm that your dog is a "PET". You are not allowed to call service dogs pets in any application or document. If the application asks you if you have any pets, the answer is NO. With your application you simply submit the license documentation and remind them of their legal obligations and you should be fine. If you mark that your dog is a "pet" then you are basically denying yourself from the building.
Some buildings will be more difficult than others, but the above info should generally be correct.
Contrary to popular belief, some landlords ARE exempt from the regulations of the Fair Housing Amendments Act. The exceptions include (a) buildings with four or fewer units where the landlord lives in one of the units, and (b) private owners who do not own more than three single family houses, do not use real estate brokers or agents, and do not use discriminatory advertisements. The FHAA also does not apply to publicly owned (government owned) housing or to section 8 housing. Other laws, such as Section 508 of the Rehab Act and Title II of the ADA may apply in some cases. Consult a qualified attorney to learn which laws if any apply in your specific situation.
I hope this information will help you
No being an attorney I am not familiar is condos are required even by the Americans With Disalities Act, to accept dogs if the condo documents have restrictions. The issue may be more having to do with the size of the dog and/or breed. Many condo buildings do have restrictions as to the weight and/or breed of dogs that they allow.
What you may wish to do is obtain the contact information for the management company that handles Tequesta, and they would be able to provide you with the pet restrictions, and any possible exceptions that could be made in your particularcircumstance. Any pet restrictions apply to owner occupants as well as tenant occupants. I did look at some rental/sale listings and they do indicate that pets are allow, but there are conflicing postings as it relates to the weight maximum allowed. You will want to confirm with the managmeent company. There is also the factor that a particular unit may not wish to rent to a tenant with a pet for a variety of reasons.
Good luck with your search.
RE/MAX Advance Realty
I am not sure why you hit a brick wall on the service dog issue. If you send a picture of the dog, doctor's note for having a service dog then I don't see why there would be an issue.
If you hit a brick wall provide a copy of the American Disabilities Act to the person or entity you came in contact with you.
If you need my assistance, please feel free to contact me.
AF Realty, LLC