The current Dagupan seal was derived from a 2011 logo design competition, which was participated in by eligible residents of the city. The winning seal design, which was unveiled on May 2011, was conceptualized by Carmelo John E. Vidal.
The four previous elements (a horseshoe magnet, a railway, a road, and a ribbon bearing the words “Sigue Dagupan”) of the 1948 seal was added upon. Among the new symbols integrated in the seal are: a milkfish, 31 stars which signifies the constituent barangays of the city; seven wave crests which represents the city’s rivers, a torch which signifies education, and a gear which represents commerce.
On December 9, 2012, former Mayor Benjamin S. Lim received the certificate of registration for this city’s new corporate seal (Republic Act 7160).