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Environmental Notices & Fees

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will close all of its offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are accepting Environmental Notices (CEQA filings) through the mail ONLY at this time.

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, are below.

How to Pay

Payments can be made in person or by mail:

Business Filings and Registration

P.O. Box 1208

Norwalk, CA 90650-1208

Please 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.

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.
  • Note: We will not accept E-Checks, temporary checks or foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico) for any Recorder/County Clerk services. If an E-Check, temporary or foreign check is received, the request will be rejected and sent back to the submitter requesting a new method of payment.

  • Stamped, self-addressed return envelope

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, 2020, 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) $2,481.75
  • Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND) $2,481.75
  • Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) $3,418.25
  • Substitute Document Pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program (CRP) $1,136.50


Effective Monday, June 2018, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will publish all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) filings online at:

Effective January 2, 2019, hardcopy postings will no longer be posted in the Business Filing and Registration Section, Room 1201 in the Norwalk lobby.

Searches can be made in person in the Norwalk Office at 12400 Imperial Hwy, Room 2207, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (3rd Thursday of the month: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm).

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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