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Vehicles moved for a short distance to satisfy the 72-hour limit will not be recognized as complying with the law. The vehicle will be considered as being stored on public property and the registered owner will be liable for towing and storage.
Dog owners 55 years of age or older pay a reduced fee if their dog is spayed / neutered.
To see current fees please check the City's Fee Schedule.
The City will send out renewal notices around April 1st of each year. The renewal license fees are due May 1st and become delinquent on June 1st. The delinquency fee is on the City's . Fee Schedule
Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals either. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual's disability. It does not matter if a person has a note from a doctor that states that the person has a disability and needs to have the animal for emotional support. A doctor's letter does not turn an animal into a service animal.
Dogs kept, harbored, or maintained by owners who are nonresidents of the city and are staying within the city for 15 days or less do not require licensing. Dogs brought into the city for the purpose of participating in any dog show, exhibition, or competition do not require licensing.
For more information refer to the link below: Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
Defined – Person means all domestic and foreign corporations, associations, syndicates, joint stock corporations, partnerships of every kind, clubs, Massachusetts, business or common law trusts, societies, and individuals transacting and carrying on any business in the city.
An application must be submitted prior to the commencement of any business activity within the city limits. Upon approval of the application and payment of the prescribed tax, the City of Seaside will issue a Business License.
There are a few options for obtaining a Business License application for contractors and other business types. You will need to view our
If the City deems the organization exempt, a letter of exemption will be issued.
Failure to pay business operations taxes by August 31st will result in a penalty of 50% of the business operations tax due.
To make clear and to emphasize the fact that all real power is in the City Council; the City Manager has responsibility, not independent power.
The most important difference is that it provides City Council the opportunity to select an extremely strong City Manager based on his/her training, knowledge and experience rather than his/her political popularity that can in turn recruit a highly professional administrative staff.
It is stronger than any other form of government because it not only determines policy by adopting budgets and levying taxes, as all City Councils do, but also, and especially because, it hires and oversees a City Manager as chief administrative office to carry out its programs.
Please contact Firefighter Johnny Fanene at 831-899-6790 for further information or to sign up for an upcoming course. For additional local agencies that offer CPR training please visit our CPR Training page.
If your vehicle was towed because the driver was unlicensed or suspended, then the vehicle stays in storage for 30 days at your expense (Vehicle Code section 14602.6). You can appeal the 30 day impound by submitting a written request to:
Seaside Police DepartmentAttention: Deputy Chief Louis Lumpkin440 Harcourt AvenueSeaside, CA 93955 Fee Schedule
Or call them at 1-866-534-4607
Visit the Department of Justice website to search for VISA/IMMIGRATION information and follow their instructions.
Call Public Works Department at (831) 899-6825 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For after hours for non-emergency concerns, please call our Public Works Hotline at (831) 899-6828. Immediate concerns such as sewer spills, fallen trees, or limbs, nonworking traffic signals, clogged or over flowing sewer lines, after normal business hours, please call (831) 394-6811 the call will be answered by an emergency dispatcher.
Yes, a Tree Permit is needed to trim, remove, or plant a tree within the City. Tree permits are processed at City Hall located at 440 Harcourt Avenue.
Yes, an Encroachment Permit is required for placement of a dumpster in the city’s right-of-way. Please come in to City hall to speak with an Engineer in order to determine the best location on the street.
Yes, an Encroachment Permit is required for any work within the right-of-way. For more information regarding Encroachment Permits, please call 831-899-6727.
The City of Seaside maintains the Seaside Municipal Water System, which is bounded by La Salle Avenue, Highland Street, Hilby Avenue and Mescal Street. For a map see the Water System page. If there should be a water leak within this area please contact the Public Works Department at 831-899-6715. Should the water leak occur outside these boundaries please contact California American Water Company at 831-373-3051.
No, this is not a service offered by the City. A licensed Survey Engineer can accurately determine a property line.
When implemented for the wrong reasons, stop signs create more problems than they solve. When stop signs are placed on one street, speeds tend to increase on the intersecting street. In these instances, motorists assume they no longer have to drive as cautiously though the intersection, because the other car is required to stop.
The MUTCD lists the situations and conditions, or “warrants,” where stop signs may be appropriate. In general, they should be used where traffic volumes, restricted sightlines or the assignment of right-of-way is required.
A warrant is a set of conditions, listed in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which must be met in order to post traffic signs or signals.
Speed bumps result in an increased risk of personal injury to unsuspecting motorists and bicyclists. Traffic studies show that speed bumps only lower the speed of traffic directly adjacent to the bump. The average speed on streets where speed bumps are installed remains unchanged.
Applications submitted to the Traffic Advisory Committee will need to be accompanied by the application fee. If the request is approved, fees will be collected prior to installation of any approved requests that directly benefits the applicant, such as limited timed parking, white zones, etc. Prior to any required maintenance of the improvement, the same fee will apply and be billed to the applicant.
To submit a request to the Traffic Advisory Committee a Traffic Advisory Committee Request Application will need to be completed and returned with appropriate application fees.
The Traffic Advisory Committee will add the request to an upcoming agenda. The applicant will be notified when their item has been added to an agenda and may be present if they choose to ask or answer any questions pertaining to the request. All TAC’s action will be forwarded for City Council consideration at their next scheduled meeting.
In addition to the assessed penalties the hotel / motel will be charged interest at the rate of 1/2 of 1% per month on the amount of tax due until paid.
Meter and consumption charges are adjusted annually on January 1st according to the increase in the Consumer Price Index for San Francisco-Oakland-San, Jose, California. View our Current Rates (PDF).
For additional information, contact the Finance Department at 831-899-6715. Automatic Bill Payment Enrollment Form (PDF)
California American Water services all other homes in Seaside. For more information, contact California American Water at 831-646-3287.