Is the project 'ministerial'?
A PROJECT IS MINISTERIAL IF IT:
"involv[es] little or no personal judgment by the public official as to the wisdom or manner of carrying out the project."

Definition of a "ministerial" project. See CEQA Guidelines §15369

COMMON EXAMPLES OF MINISTERIAL PERMITS INCLUDE:

  • automobile registrations
  • dog licenses
  • marriage licenses
ACTIONS PRESUMED TO BE MINISTERIAL INCLUDE:
  • issuance of building permits
  • issuance of business licenses
  • approval of final subdivision maps
  • approval on individual utility service connections and disconnections
    See CEQA Guidelines §15268
STATUTORY REFERENCES
GUIDELINE REFERENCES
Ministerial Projects | 14 California Code of Regulations §15268
Ministerial Defined | 14 California Code of Regulations §15369
SELECTED COURT CASES