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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 Here 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)
If using a billing account to file electronically, the account must be established by February 1, 2022.

When you submit filings with authorization to bill your account, at the end of the month, we will send you the bill for payment. To set up an account, contact our accounting division at


To file in-person, complete an application online, and bring your notice and payment to our Gateway location, 2724 Gateway Drive, Riverside, CA 92507.

  1. Click Here to complete your application

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. Checks should be made payable to the Riverside County Clerk.

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 here.