A survey of dwarf galaxies was carried out in the inner part of the IC 342 complex of galaxies, which is a subgroup of the M81 group, in an area of about 42 sq. degrees by means of Tautenburg 52-in. Schmidt plates. Fifteen new dwarf candidates and four extended "cloudy" objects of very low surface brightness not yet classified were discovered. Coordinates, linear dimensions as well as remarks on the nature of the cloudy objects are given. A deeper analysis with 6-meter plates is planned to study a part of the new objects more exactly.