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Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Seal Beach within 30 days of being in the city.

View the complete Seal Beach ordinance

Instructions to License Online

Ready to purchase your license? If you would like to license online, a convenience fee of $2.00 will apply for each transaction. Any required documents, such as your pet’s rabies vaccination certificate, may be scanned and uploaded or submitted later by fax, mail or email. The license will be issued after all required documents are received.

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Required Paperwork

  1. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information.
  2. Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services, is required if the pet has been altered since the last licensing period and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered license fee.
  3. Proof of age is required to receive the discounted fees for senior citizens age 65 and over.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your documents for your records.

License Fees

Standard License Fees 1-Year   Late Fee
Unaltered Dog $136.00   +$68.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog $44.00   +$22.00
Senior citizens age 65 and over 1-Year   Late Fee
Unaltered Dog $68.00   +$34.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog $22.00   +$11.00
Other Fees
Replacement Tag $10.00
Transfer Fee $10.00

The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for licensing spayed or neutered pets in order to promote sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation.

Due Date

Payment for your license is due within 30 days of the expiration of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of moving into Seal Beach.

A late fee is due 30 days after the license expiration date or the due date for the first license. The late fee is 50% of the applicable license fee.

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