Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) Ordinance

On March 24, 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved the Wireless Communication Facilities Ordinance. Its purpose is to provide a uniform and comprehensive set of standards for the development of wireless communication facilities in the unincorporated, Non-Coastal Zone, areas of Ventura County, and to blend facilities with the surrounding environment. In order to minimize visual impacts, the height of a wireless communication facility will be limited to the height necessary to provide adequate service or coverage. The ordinance is also consistent with the Federal Communications Commission’s interpretation of Section 6409(a) in the federal Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Please click here to access the documents used for the hearing. Please click here to access the wireless communication facilities applications.
Examples of “Stealth Design” Wireless Communication Facilities:

Next Step: The Planning Division has begun to develop a Wireless Communication Facilities Ordinance for the Coastal Zone. Planning Division staff will periodically update this webpage to notify the public of any events and draft documents available for review. Click here to see a map of the non-coastal and coastal unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the process, or would like to add your name to our email list to receive periodic updates and schedules of upcoming hearings, please contact Aaron Engstrom at (805) 654-2936 or Aaron.Engstrom@ventura.org.