License Canvasing


  Licensing Services are available Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am - 4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm. The Licensing Department is closed daily from 11:20 am - 12:30 pm.

The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) conducts yearly canvasses of neighborhoods in the Cities of Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, Lakewood, La Palma, Montebello, Paramount, Pico Rivera, South El Monte, South Gate and other assigned cities to ensure all dogs have a current license and rabies vaccination. 

The primary responsibility of SEAACA’s Licensing Team is to ensure pet owners are in compliance with local and State licensing requirements. They ensure dogs have current rabies vaccinations to protect them and the public.

A SEAACA canvass encompasses a SEAACA representative visiting residential homes and businesses, enforcing local ordinances, enforcing state laws and informing residents of proper licensing mandates. To achieve compliance, a SEAACA representative may distribute educational information, issue department notices, issue written warnings of violation(s), and/or issue a Notice to Appear. Additionally, SEAACA will mail department notices and/or postcards to the owners of any dogs not properly licensed in SEAACA’s jurisdiction. 

The goal of canvassing is to increase awareness regarding the benefits of responsible pet ownership, provide and share information with residents regarding the benefits of pet licenses, and to ensure the animal is fully vaccinated against rabies. 

All dogs, (4) months of age and older, are required by law to be vaccinated for rabies and to have a current license. A valid license with current information also identifies the pet's owner and allows them to be reunited with their pet in case they ever get lost.

If you own an unlicensed dog please contact SEAACA Licensing Department at (562) 803-3301 ext. 239 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the exact license fee to bring your dog’s license up to date. License fees can be paid in person or by mail. The license fee is substantially less for a spayed or neutered dog. Additionally, senior citizens may pay a reduced license fee based on the city’s fee structure. SEAACA offers a low cost vaccination clinics, please CLICK HERE to see clinic prices and hours of service.

If you receive a license requirement notice or an Animal Control Officer visits your residence, please be prepared by having your current pet license, vaccination records, and spay/neuter certificate available to show in order to avoid a possible citation. Residents not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges. CLICK HERE for information regarding where to purchase a license.

SEAACA Vaccination Clinic & Pet Licensing Information

Summer is SEAACA’s busiest season. While we look forward to assisting you, wait times can be 1-3 hours, occasionally longer. Customers are assisted on a first come, first served basis. The clinic line may close sooner than the posted closure time due to the volume of clients.

Know Before You Go:

  • Bring water for you and your pet
  • Umbrellas are great for areas that may not be shaded
  • Be sure you pet has a collar and leash.
  • Cats must be in proper carrier
  • Remember to bring your pet’s previous vaccination records.