Welcome to RMA

The Resource Management Agency strives to ensure that its customer service standards are consistent with the Agency’s Mission Statement:

The mission of the Resource Management Agency, in cooperation with the public and our partner agencies, is to protect the consumer and community’s health, safety and environment by carrying out adopted laws and policies, and educating, assisting and empowering Ventura County residents and businesses to be good stewards of the land and our resources.

Values

In addition, RMA has identified those core values which will guide us in carrying out our mission. These values are directly related to our customer service and include:

  • Honesty, hard work and ethical behavior

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents

  • Excellence in service delivery

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Food Facilities Closures

Restaurant, food truck and other food facilities closure information - Inspector initiated and Owner initiated closures

Building Codes & Information

Find the 2019 Ventura County Building Codes - other code related information and handouts

Get a Permit

Building Permits, Food Facilities Permits, Film Permits, Home Business Permits - all permitting related items

Payments and Fees

RMA accepts cash, checks and credit cards payments for most programs. Payments are accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m daily M-F

Get Our New Apps

View latest inspection results for food facilities on VC Safe Diner App or ocean water testing results for beaches on VC Safe Beach App

One-Stop Permitting

Step-by-step guidance on land use permits for residential, commercial, and industrial development projects or subdivisions in the unincorporated areas of the County

VC Citizen Access

Real-time land use, searchable database to track land use permits for properties located in the unincorporated areas of the County

Permit Navigator

Have you submitted a permit application but are experiencing difficulty in having your permit issued? Click on the above icon for assistance.

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Short Term Rental Information

Short Term Rental Information

In recent years there has been a steady and significant increase in the operation of short-term rentals (STRs) or Tempor...

VC Resilient Coastal Adaptation

VC Resilient Coastal Adaptation

Coastal hazards associated with sea-level rise could have significant impacts on Ventura County. Recently, the County wa...

What's My Zoning?

What's My Zoning?

What's My Zoning? is a tool to help you find the zoning designation for parcels within the unincorporated areas of Ventu...

Film Permits

Film Permits

  County of Ventura Film Permit Requirements and Process The County of Ventura requires all commercial film product...

Counter Traffic Cam

Counter Traffic Cam

So that our customers may better assess the wait time they may expect when preparing to visit our public counters, the R...

Ventura County General Plan Update

Ventura County General Plan Update

Planning Home The County of Ventura is working on a comprehensive update to its General Plan for the first time in almo...

Interactive Mapping

Interactive Mapping

The County of Ventura Interactive Mapping Tool allows the user to choose various layers of information and to make queri...

Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridor

Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife C...

Wildlife corridors connect fragmented patches of habitat. The main goal of a corridor (also referred to as a linkage) is...

Water Conservation Certificate

Water Conservation Certificate

  Please click here for the Certificate of Compliance for retrofit of plumbing upon addition or alteration to an ex...

Graywater and Rainwater Catchment

Graywater and Rainwater Catchment

Get information about minimum requirements for the installation of graywater systems in occupancies regulated by the Dep...

Water Well Permit Restrictions

Water Well Permit Restrictions

On December 16, 2014, the Board of Supervisors adopted ordinance (Ventura County Ordinance No. 4468). Section 4826.1 - W...

Most Requested

  • Building and Safety Permit Fee Estimator +

    The Building Permit Fee Estimator is a tool that estimates your permits fees from various sources including the County of Ventura Building and Safety Division. As there are other County Read More
  • Mosquitoes & Vector Control +

    A vector is any insect, arthropod, or other animal of public health significance capable of harboring or transmitting the causative agent of human disease. Vector Control Program staff maintain constant Read More
  • Food Facilities Closure Reports +

    Closures or "permit Suspensions" are performed in response to Imminent Health Hazards present in a food facility that pose a serious health hazard if not immediately corrected. Such Imminent Health Read More
  • Hazardous Materials +

    The Ventura County Certified Unified Program Agency - CUPA / Hazardous Materials Program provides regulatory oversight for six statewide environmental programs. CUPA implements State and Federal laws and regulations, county ordinance code, Read More
  • Cannabis and Adult Use of Cannabis FAQ +

    At its hearing on December 6, 2016, the Board of Supervisors was presented a regulatory outline that could be used by County staff to develop specific Zoning Ordinance amendments governing Read More

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Take a tour of the features and navigation of the new RMA Portal Website. This brief overview and video will help you get the information you're looking for FAST.

This tour will help you become an expert on everything RMA. The tour only takes approximately 6 minutes but will give the tools to understand how we've compiled our information in a more user-friendly manner.

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Any person is privileged to attend, view the meeting online and submit e-mail comments on this matter. To find out how you can view and participate in the Planning Commission meeting, please visit our website at https://vcrma.org/planning-commission.

Observe the Planning Commission meetings streaming live at:

https://vcrma.org/planning-commission

The following information is provided to help you understand, follow, and participate in the Planning Commission meeting in person or electronically.

Public comment is the opportunity for members of the public to participate in meetings by addressing the Planning Commissioners in connection with one or more agenda or non-agenda items. Provide comments using one of the follow options:

Public Comment in Person

Due to social distancing measures, there is limited seating in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room. Please submit either a white speaker card or pink statement card to the clerk. Names of public comment speakers will be called in advance to allow you time to walk to the Board Hearing Room so you may provide your comment.

Please practice social distancing and remain six feet apart from others.

Call in Public comments using Zoom:

Click here to register no later than 3:30 p.m. the day prior to the Commission meeting. Please provide your name, email, and the phone number you will be calling in from. You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link and password by 5:00 a.m. the day of the Commission meeting.

Email Public Comment During the Meeting:

If you are watching the live stream of the Planning Commission meeting and would like to make either a general public comment (Item 4) for items not on the day's agenda or to comment on a specific agenda item as it is being heard, please submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less,  to the Recording Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please be advised that this e-mail address will not be operational until the day of the meeting. Please include in the Subject Line of your email both the Agenda item number (e.g., Item No. 4) and the words “Read at Meeting.” Every effort will be made to read your comment into the record, but some comments may not be read due to time limitations. Comments received after an agenda item will be made part of the record if received prior to the end of the meeting.

Email or Mail Public Comment in Advance of the Meeting

If you wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment to the Case Planner for that item via email by 3:30 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting.

Please indicate in the Subject Line the Agenda item number (e.g., Item No. 6) on which you are commenting. Your email will be distributed to the Planning Commissioners and placed into the item’s record at the Planning Commission meeting.

County of Ventura Planning Commission Speaker Form

If you do not wish to make verbal comments to the Planning Commission, but would like to submit written comments for the administrative record, please fill out the comments section below.

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farmworker housing

Case Number PL19-0046
Somis Ranch Partners, LLC, Applicant
Project Contacts:
Justin Bertoline This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (805) 654-2466
Mindy Fogg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (805) 654-5192

UPDATE:
Scoping Meeting video now available. To watch the Scoping Meeting held on April 22nd, use this Link.

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF AN EIR – Document Link

Project Status: The project was submitted to the County on May 17, 2019. To comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, the Planning Division determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was required. The EIR will address the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project and will consider the full range of environmental topics contemplated under CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines.

General Project Processing Timeline:
gpp timelineProject Description:

The project applicant requests (1) a Tentative Parcel Map (TPM) to authorize the four-lot subdivision of an existing legal lot; (2) a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to authorize the construction of a community waste water treatment facility (CWWTF); and (3) a Planned Development (PD) Permit to authorize the construction of a 360-unit farmworker housing complex. The proposed farmworker housing complex is intended to be 100 percent affordable to farmworkers who qualify as lower income, which is classified as individuals and families who make 80 percent or below of the area median income.

Location:
The approximately 36.4-acre project site is located at 2789 Somis Road on Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 156-0-180-48. The project site is situated just north of the intersection of Somis Road (State Route 34)/Las Posas Road, immediately north of and adjacent to the City of Camarillo.

Other Resources:
The City of Camarillo also has a webpage at this link.

Project Site Plans and Elevations

Somis Ranch Farmworker Housing Project Subscription

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Saticoy Mural

The Board of Supervisors approved an update to the Saticoy Area Plan on September 22, 2015. This was the first comprehensive revision to the Saticoy Area Plan in more than two decades. To directly access the Saticoy Area Plan, click here!

Since adoption, Planning staff has been working on implementing programs identified within the Plan. A summary of what has been achieved since adoption is listed below.

2019:

  • Planning Staff assisted the Ventura County Public Works Transportation Department and Ventura County Transportation Commission to receive an Active Transportation Planning grant from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for the Saticoy area which would focus on future mobility connections within Saticoy and connections to the Cities of Ventura and Oxnard.

2018:

  • The Saticoy Southern Pacific Railroad Depot is nominated for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. This nomination was approved by the State Historical Resources Commission on May 17, 2018 (OMB No. 10240018). (Program LU-P4(3))

  • An inter-agency action committee is developed within the County which includes staff from the County CEO’s office, District 1 office, the Planning Division, and the Public Works Agency Real Estate Services Division. The intent of this action committee is to discuss rehabilitation programs for the Saticoy Train Depot. In December 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved the expenditure of funds which were used to install security equipment and clean up the Train Depot site. (Program LU-P4(2))

2017:

  • Census Tract 13.02 which includes the Saticoy area is designated as an Opportunity Zone by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Opportunity Zones incentive is a new community investment tool established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.

    See how the Opportunity Zone funds can be beneficial in aligning public and private capital at this link.

    For a link to frequently asked questions on Opportunity Zones, please see the IRS website here

2016:

  • Ventura Water (City of Ventura) approves a Net Zero Policy, which is available to developers in Saticoy, and allows projects to offset new or increased water demand through one or more compliance options, including payment of a fee. This fee will allow developers to avail to the larger water supply required to support the Area Plan buildout. (Program PF-P1)

    For a link to frequently asked questions on the Net Zero Policy, please see the Ventura Water website here

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2015:

  • The comprehensive update to the Saticoy Area Plan is unanimously approved by the County Board of Supervisors on September 22, 2015.

  • The Saticoy Library officially inaugurates in a new location in the Town Center in Old Town Saticoy on September 26, 2015. Check the new upgraded facility and its many amenities at this link.

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  • A new Gold Coast Transit Route (#22) is implemented along Wells Road that provides service between Wells Center/Saticoy and St. Johns Hospital/Nyeland Acres in Oxnard. This is implemented as a grant funded, 3-year demonstration route – the need of which was necessitated by the Saticoy Area Plan. (Program MOB-P11).

Update: This route was suspended in late 2019 due to lack of adequate development, and related ridership along the route


Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want more information about the Saticoy Area Plan or the related programs.

Applications for Zoning Clearance can be submitted online through Citizen Access at https://vcca.ventura.org/vcca.aspx. Before submitting, applicants must be prepared with the following:

1. Complete the Zoning Clearance Application with an accurate project description and updated contact information. Zoning Clearance Application Packets can be found on the Planning Division’s webpage HERE. A completed Zoning Clearance Application Packet is required for all online Zoning Clearance Application and must be attached to your online application.

2. Gather all application material including site plan, floor plan and elevations. Application material must be submitted with an online Zoning Clearance application for permit processing.

3. Create an account with Citizen Access. Please visit the Citizen Access webpage listed above to create an account. Citizen Access will be your access to pay Zoning Clearance Application fees, check permit status and upload supporting documents. Click here to view a Citizen Access video guide.

After online submittal, if supplemental fees are assessed, utilize the following steps to pay supplemental fees:

a. Log onto your Citizen Access account

b. Select Planning at the top of the page

c. Put in your Record Number (Example: ZC20-0000)

d. Select Payments and then Fees in the dropdown

e. Select Pay Fees and then Checkout

Please contact the Planning Division if you have any questions as you are processing your online Zoning Clearance Application. The Planning Division can be reached at 805-654-2488 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We Are Here To Help You

I can help you with your building and project plan checks. And here's a tip: On the front page of our website we have a counter camera that will show you how many people are at our counter.
I can help you with your event or other temporary food service situation. I can help you get the information and permitting to make sure your project is safe and abides by County codes and rules.
I can help you with your project in the planning stages and help direct you to the information you need to make your project viable in Ventura County. Call the Planning counter at: 805 654-2488