License Canvasing


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

The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) conducts yearly door-to-door canvasses of neighborhoods in the cities of Buena Park, La Palma, Bellflower, Lakewood, South Gate and other cities as assigned to ensure all dogs have a current license and rabies vaccination.

Our team of professional license canvassers' primary responsibility is to ensure residents are in compliance with local and State of California licensing requirements and ensure dogs have current rabies vaccinations to protect them and the public.

The goal of canvassing is to increase awareness regarding the benefits of responsible pet ownership, educate residents regarding the benefits of pet licenses, and to ensure pet and public safety.

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.

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 lower license fee. SEAACA offers low cost vaccination clinics, please see clinic hours for service.

If a License Inspector or 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. In order to avoid penalties, be sure to have evidence of current licensing. Dog licenses may be purchased at the following locations at a variety of locations. Click here for information regarding how to purchase a license.