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Environmental Documents


The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was passed in 1970 to create a statewide policy of environmental protection. CEQA requires state and local agencies within California to follow a process that informs the public of certain environmental impacts. A part of that process may include filing environmental documents with the County Clerk.

Filing Fees


Filing Fees are due when environmental documents are filed with the county clerk’s office. Checks should be made payable to the Riverside County Clerk.

For more information on filing fees, please refer to California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 753.5.


Filing Fees for CEQA Documents

CEQA Document

2017 Filing Fee

2018 Increase

Fee Effective January 1, 2018

Negative Declaration (ND)




Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)




Environmental Impact Report (EIR)




Substitute Document pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program (CRP)*




County Clerk Process Fee**






  • Annual fee adjustments CRPs include certain state agency regulatory programs as defined in section 21080.5 of the Public Resources Code and section 15251 of the CEQA Guidelines. Beginning July 1, 2013, CEQA/CRP Filing Fees will no longer apply to the filing of Notices of Decision or Determination for Forest Practice Rules and Timber Harvest Plans (Pub. Resources Code, § 4629.6, added by Stats. 2012, ch. 289, § 3).**Beginning on May 11, 2017 Riverside County will collect a $50 Processing Fee for the filing of CEQA Documents. 
The filing fees for environmental documents are adjusted annually by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.


Fee exemptions

The CEQA filing fee will be waived if a project will have no effect on fish and wildlife as determined by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. 


View Environmental Filings

  • To view the index of environmental documents filed in the Riverside County Clerk's office, click here.
  • To submit an Environmental Filing Application, click here.