County Clerk

Aimee X. Espinoza

1115 Truxtun Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301-4639

Office Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Monday - Friday (Excluding Holidays)

Office Number: 661-868-3588

CEQA Information

CEQA Document 2023 Fee CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife
2024 Increase
New 2024 Fee
(Effective 01/01/2024)
Negative Declaration (ND) $2,764.00 $152.75 $2916.75
Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) $2,764.00 $152.75 $2916.75
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) $3,839.25 $212.00 $4051.25
Substitute Document pursuant to a Certified Requlatory Program (CRP) $1,305.25 $0.00 $1305.25
County Clerk Processing Fee $50.00 - $50.00
General Information

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was adopted in 1970 and incorporated in the Public Resources Code Section 21000-21177. Its basic purposes are to: inform governmental decision makers and the public about the potential significant environmental effects of proposed activities; identify ways that environmental damage can be avoided or significantly reduced; require changes in project through the use of alternatives or mitigation measures when feasible; and disclose to the public the reasons why a project was approved if significant environmental effects are involved. CEQA applies to projects undertaken, funded or requiring an issuance of a permit by a public agency.

FISH AND WILDLIFE FILINGS are governed by California Code of Regulations Title 14, Section 753.5 and Fish and Wildlife Code Collection of Filing Fees. Click the following for more information from the Department of Fish & Wildlife

There is a $50.00 fee for each Department of Fish and Wildlife notice filed with the County Clerk's Office. All other notices (Notice of Public Hearing, Notice of Intent, Notice of Availability, etc) will be a courtesy posting.

All notices must be posted within 24 hours of receipt in the County Clerk’s Office (Public Resources Code 21152(c)). All filings should be left in our drop box and they will be posted and available for pick up from the County Clerk’s office within 24 hours. You may pay by check (personal, company, bank, or cashiers),or money order.

Each copy of all environmental filings being submitted must include a Transmittal Memorandum. Print out a transmittal memorandum. All courtesy postings, even though there is no fee, must have a transmittal memorandum attached to each copy.