Dog Licensing

California State Law and City of South El Monte Municipal Code requires that all dogs over the age of four (4) months be vaccinated and licensed as a rabies control measure. Dog owners who fail to comply are subject to penalties.

Funds received from dog licensing fees enable the City to pay for quality animal care and control services provided by SEAACA (South East Area Animal Control Authority). 


Click here for VETCARE Pet Clinic and Vaccination Services in South El Monte 

Licensing Benefits to Dog Owners 

Make sure your dog has its current license attached to its collar is your best insurance of having your pet returned to you in case he or she becomes lost or gets out of your yard. Even if your dog is microchipped, a license tag is immediately visible and doesn't require scanning device to read it, like a microchip does. 

A license also ensures that dogs are vaccinated against rabies, a fatal disease to humans and animals.

Licensing Fees

All dog licensing are valid for one year  

Dog license Fee: $30 unaltered/$19 sterilized (spayed/neutered
Senior Discount: $19 unaltered/$15 sterilized (spayed/neutered)

*Sterilized (spay/neutered) Discount:  Must provide original Certificate of Sterility to obtain discount.
*Senior Discount: Seniors who are 60+, must provide proof of age to obtain discount.

$10 per dog / $5 per dog (Seniors) 

Obtaining a Dog License 

(Effective January 1, 2019, all dog licenses (new and renewal) are no longer handled at City Hall.)

1.) Mail a copy of your Rabies vaccination, Certificate of Sterility  of the dog and ID of the resident if  he/she is of senior age (if applicable) your payment directly to SEAACA in check, cashier check, or money order payable to SEAACA.

Mail to:    SEAACA
                   9777 Seaaca Street
   Downey, CA 90241

Licensing Renewals: 

1.) Mail your payment directly to SEAACA in check, cashier's check, or money order payable to SEAACA.   

Mail to:  SEAACA
                          9777 Seaaca Street
                          Downey, CA 90241

Please note:
If residents have lost their tag and need a new one, they will need to pay $3.00 to be issued a new one.

Any Changes/Dispute an amount:  Please contact SEAACA at (562) 803-3301 ext.239, Tuesday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm 

For additional information, please call (626) 579-6540, Ext. 3242.