California Department of Fish and Wildlife Increases CEQA Document Filing Fees

Filing Fees for CEQA Notices of Determination Increase Effective January 1, 2014

Effective January 1, 2014, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has increased its filing fees for all CEQA Notices of Determination (NOD) filed on or after January 1, 2014, as set forth below.

As was the case in 2013, no DFW fee will be assessed for the filing of Notices of Exemption (NOE) in 2014. Please note, however, that a local clerk’s processing fee may be charged for the filing of any NOD or NOE, depending on local county policy.

NOD Pertains To:

2013 Fees

Fees Effective January 1, 2014

Negative Declaration or Mitigated Negative Declaration



Environmental Impact Report



Environmental Document Pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program*



*Including, but not limited to, timber harvesting plans and other state agency regulatory programs. (Public Resources Code, § 21080.5; State CEQA Guidelines, § 15251).

The DFW fee may be charged only once per project. In the event that a project requires the filing of multiple NODs by lead or responsible agencies, the DFW fee is required at the time the lead agency files the first NOD. If a copy of the DFW fee receipt for the filing of the first NOD can be shown, subsequent NODs for the same project will not need to pay any additional DFW fees.

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