The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (“CDFW”) announced its annual filing fee increase for all California Environmental Quality Act environmental documents.  The filing fees will be effective starting January 1, 2022. For additional information see CEQA Environmental Document Filing Fees ( The 2022 CEQA filing fees are listed below:

CEQA Document Fees Effective
January 1, 2021
Fees Effective
January 1, 2022
Negative Declaration (ND) $2,480.25 $2,548.00
Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) $2,480.25 $2,548.00
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) $3,445.25 $3,539.25
Environmental Document pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program (CRP) $1,171.25 $1,203.25
County Clerk Processing Fee $50.00 $50.00

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