Santa Maria Field Office Acquisition


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Document Title
Santa Maria Field Office Acquisition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DMV proposes to acquire an estimated 3.5 acres of privately owned land in the City of Santa Maria California to be used for the relocation and replacement of the existing Santa Maria Field Office. The parcel is outside of the flood zone, is relatively flat with a few trees, and contains vegetation consisting of annual grasses. Future development of the property will undergo a separate environmental compliance review once the entirety of the project is known.

Contact Information

Stephanie Coleman
Agency Name
Department of Motor Vehicles
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Maria
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
2770 and 2850 Santa Maria Way

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition by itself is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment; where it can be seen that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environmental, the activity is not subject to CEQA. Transfer of property ownership does not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment.

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