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Environmental Notices & Fees

California Environmental Quality Act document fees pursuant to Fish and Game Code §711.4(a),(b),(c) and (e) and Ord. 91-0025 § 1, 1991.

Note: No person or Agency is exempt from the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s filing fee and/or the Los Angeles County Clerk’s Documentary Handling Fee.

The following is a list of notices and requirements (PDF version available)

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document fees will increase effective January 1, 2024, pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 711.4(e) and 713. Below are the fees which include the County Clerk posting fee:

  • Negative Declarations (ND) $2,991.75
  • Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND) $2,991.75
  • Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) $4,126.25
  • Substitute Document Pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program (CRP) $1,377.25

In-Person Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled up to three (3) weeks in advance.

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Payment Options

Payments can be made in person or by mail.

We do not accept E-Checks, temporary checks, or foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico). If an E-Check, temporary check, or foreign check is received our office will reject the request and alert the submitter to submit an accepted method of payment.

Mailing Address

Business Filings and Registration

P.O. Box 1208

Norwalk, CA 90651-1208

Provide one (1) additional copy of the notice and/or exemption form from the Department of Fish and Wildlife to be conformed for your record.

If the first page does not reserve a minimum of 2.5 inches down from the right top corner, add a cover page for use by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to enter the official filing information (PDF version available)

Search Request

Search requests can be made in person or by mail. There is no charge for a search done in person. If a search yields the document requested, a certified copy is $2 per document. Please note, District Offices do not file or provide search information for Environmental filings/postings. Include the following information:

  • Project Name
  • Lead Agency
  • Non-refundable search fee of $5 by check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, if the file number is not included in the request. Add $2 per document for each certified copy
  • Stamped, self-addressed return envelope

Online Search

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk publishes all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) filings online at:

Environmental Notices & Fees

Notice of Determination (NOD)
Notice of Exemption (NOE)
Notice of Preparation (NOP)
Notice of Completion (NOC)
Notice of Public Hearing (NPH)
Negative Declaration (ND)
Proposed Negative Declaration (PND)
Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR)
Notice of Intent (NOI)
Notice of Availability (NOA)
Initial Study
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