A resident who owns a dog must secure a license for his or her pet from the South East Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) within 30 days after it is brought into the City or reaches four months of age. Application for a license may be obtained from SEAACA during normal business hours. Dog licenses must be renewed each year by July 31. The licensing period is from June 1 through July 31.
To obtain a dog license, dog owners must furnish the following information:
Owner’s name, address, and telephone number
Proof of rabies vaccination
Dog's breed, approximate age, color and sex
Information if the dog has been altered. This requires proof from a veterinarian
Animal licensing services are provided by SEAACA located at 9777 Seaaca Street, Downey, CA 90241. The dog license fee is $35.00 a year for dogs that have not been neutered or spayed and $17.50 a year for those that have been altered, plus $ 3.00 for a lifetime dog tag.
Residents who are at least 62 years old may obtain dog licenses at reduced cost. Licenses for dogs they own which have not been neutered or spayed is $21.00 a year and $9.00 a year for those that have been neutered/spayed. They must also secure a lifetime dog tag for $ 3.00.
Dog owners are encouraged to register their pets on time since a 50% penalty fee applies for registration violations.
For more information about animal licensing requirements, please contact SEAACA at 562-803-3301 or www.seaaca.org.
If your pet requires licensing or vaccination and you have not satisfied necessary requirements, a ticket will be issued by the Downey Courthouse for failure to have a current animal license or proof of rabies vaccination.
If you received a ticket and would like more information, please contact:
7500 East Imperial Hwy
The City of Pico Rivera encourages citizens who own pets to be familiar with proper care instructions for all of their pets. In general, owners or keepers of pets are required to provided their pets with the following amenities:
Adequate food and water
Adequate space in the primary enclosure for the particular type of animal depending upon its age, size, and weight
Veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering
Humane care and treatment
In addition, be sure to seek the advice and follow the instructions of your veterinarian and local pet center. For more information regarding animal care, please call Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA).
Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
7500 East Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242