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CEQA Filings

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. Effective January 1, 2022, Assembly Bill 819 will require California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) notices and documents to be filed electronically by the local agency if that option is offered by the county clerk.  Beginning February 1, 2022, it will be mandatory to file electronically with the County of Riverside.


To file electronically, complete an application online and send us your notice as follows:

  1. Click on Fish and Game Filing Requirements to complete your application
  2. Email your notice to
  • Put your order number (SST) in the subject line.
  • Attach a high-resolution PDF copy of your notice.
  • Include payment account information and authorization to bill your account.
  • In addition to having an account, we also offer the option to pay by credit card. (offered through a 3rd party that charges a  2.28% processing fee based on the filing fees)
Filing Fees
In addition to filing fees imposed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the Riverside County Clerk charges a $50 processing fee. All Notices of Exemption, Notices of Determination,  and Environmental Impact Reports are subject to this processing fee, even filings submitted by government agencies.  Filing Fees are due when environmental documents are filed with the county clerk’s office.  For current fees and other information relating to environmental filing fees, please visit 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 on Environmental Filings Search