City License Information

 

SEAACA’s Care Center is closed to members of the public. Modifications in operations have been implemented to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). SEAACA’s Licensing Services are now available Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am - 4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm

SEAACA is a Joint Powers Authority with 8 member cities and 6 contract cities. It is our goal to provide a responsive, proactive, and compassionate approach to the animal issues within our communities. The cities we serve are:

  • Bell Gardens
  • Bellflower
  • Buena Park
  • Downey
  • Lakewood
  • La Palma
  • Montebello
  • Norwalk
  • Paramount
  • Pico Rivera
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • South El Monte
  • South Gate
  • Vernon

Services include:

  • Licensing
  • Humane education
  • Enforcement of city and state laws pertaining to licensing your pet.
  • Transfer Ownership for your currently licensed pet. Please click here for the Transfer of Ownership form. The form must be completely filled out and submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please contact SEAACA Licensing Department with any questions.
  • To inquire about an Assistance Dog Application please contact (562) 803-3301 Ext. 239. Assistance dog identification tags are available for dogs that have been individually trained to do work or perform physical tasks for people with disabilities.
  • Service Animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person's disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify and are not recognized as Service Animals under the American Disability Act (ADA).
  • The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) requires that any person who applies for an assistance dog identification tag must complete and sign an Assistance Dog Affidavit.

You may license your pet for Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, Lakewood, La Palma, Montebello, Paramount, Pico Rivera, South El Monte, and South Gate at SEAACA. For Licensing in other SEAACA cities, see list below:

City of Norwalk

Please call (562) 929-5711 for more information 8:00am - 6:00pm.

Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Alternating Fridays City Hall is closed on weekends and alternating Fridays

City of Paramount

Please call (562) 220-2018 for more information.

City of Santa Fe Springs

Please call (562) 409-1850.

Open 7:30am - 5:30pm daily.
Closed alternate Fridays.

 

Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, Lakewood, La Palma, Montebello, Pico Rivera, South El Monte, and South Gate fees payable at SEAACA:

City of Bell Gardens

Dogs: Unaltered: $30.00 Altered: $15.00
  Senior Unaltered: $20.00 Senior Altered: $10.00
Late fee is 50% of license fee. Senior is any person over 62 years of age. Tag replacement fee is $2.00.
Cats: Cats are currently not required to be licensed.

 

City of Bellflower

Dogs: Unaltered: $42.00 Altered: $15.00
  Senior Unaltered: $25.00 Senior Altered: $10.00
Late fee is $20.00. Senior is any person over 60 years of age. Tag replacement fee is $5.00.
Cats: Cats are currently not required to be licensed.

 

City of Buena Park

Dogs: Unaltered: $40.00 Altered: $20.00
  Senior Unaltered: $20.00 Senior Altered: $10.00
Late fee is $25.00. Senior late fee is $12.50. Senior is any person over 55 years of age. Tag replacement fee is $5.00.
Cats: Cats are currently not required to be licensed.

 

City of Downey

Dogs: Unaltered: $39.52 Altered: $19.75
  Senior Unaltered: $19.75 Senior Altered: $5.75

Late fee is 50% of license fee. Senior is any person over 62 years of age. Tag replacement fee is $2.00.

Residents who are handicapped and low income senior citizens may also qualify for a discounted fee.  

Cats: Cats are currently not required to be licensed.

 

City of Lakewood

Dogs: Unaltered: $28.00 Altered: $14.00
  Senior Unaltered: $28.00 Senior Altered: $14.00
Late fee is $20.00. Tag replacement fee is $5.00.
Cats: Cats are currently not required to be licensed.

 

City of La Palma

Dogs: Unaltered: $40.00 Altered: $20.00
  Senior Unaltered: $40.00 Senior Altered: $10.00
Late fee is 50% of license fee. Senior is any person over 55 years of age. Tag replacement fee is $5.00.
Cats: Cats are currently not required to be licensed.

 

City of Montebello

Dogs: Unaltered: $60.00 Altered: $30.00
  Senior Unaltered: $30.00 Senior Altered: $20.00
Late fee is 50% of license fee. Senior is any person over 62 years of age. Tag replacement fee is $10.00.
Cats: Cats are currently not required to be licensed.

 

City of Pico Rivera

Dogs: Unaltered: $35.00 Altered: $17.50
  Senior Unaltered: $21.00 Senior Altered: $9.00
Late fee is 50% of license fee. Senior is any person over 62 years of age. Tag replacement fee is $2.00.
Cats: Cats are currently not required to be licensed.

 

City of South El Monte

Dogs: Unaltered: $30.00 Altered: $19.00
  Senior Unaltered: $19.00 Senior Altered: $15.00
Late fee is $10.00. Senior late fee is $5.00. Senior is any person over 60 years of age. Tag replacement fee is $3.00.
Cats: Cats are currently not required to be licensed.

 

City of South Gate

Dogs: Unaltered: $47.00 Altered: $25.00
  Senior Unaltered: $47.00 Senior Altered: $7.00
Late fee is $28.00. Tag replacement fee is $8.00. Senior is any person over 62 years of age.
Cats: $66.00 voluntary license

All dogs must be licensed within 30 days of becoming 4 months of age or moving into the city. Please bring your animals current rabies certificate and/or sterility certificate. Rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire current licensing period. Expiration date of license must not exceed expiration date of the rabies vaccination.

License fees must be paid annually. License fees are subject to a penalty if any person fails to pay the required dog license renewal fee within thirty (30) days of its due date or if any person fails to obtain an original license within thirty (30) days after owning any dog or any dog coming into their care, custody, and control. Late fees will be assessed cumulatively for dog licenses not paid during the licensure period. Dog license fees are subject to change per City Council approval.