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

CEQA DocumentFees Effective
January 1, 2016
Fees Effective
May 11, 2017
Negative Declaration (ND)$2,210.25$2,216.25
Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)$2,210.25$2,216.25
Environmental Impact Report (EIR)$3,070.00$3,078.25
Environmental Document pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program (CRP)*$1,043.75$1,046.50
Inyo County Clerk Processing Fee$0.00$50.00**
* 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 Inyo County will collect a $50 Processing Fee for the filing of CEQA Documents. 
Annual fee adjustments
The filing filing fees for environmental documents is adjusted annually by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Check back in November of every year to see the new fees.

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. 

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