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.


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

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

Provides value-added customer service on individual projects and working county-wide and across departments to facilitate permitting process improvements

New Items

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

Learn How to Use Our new Portal!

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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Non-Coastal Zone Ordinance Update – Phase I

This project consists of a comprehensive update to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to correct grammatical, typographical, and punctuation errors, explain regulatory intent, incorporate Ventura County rooster regulations into the ordinance, establish beekeeping provisions in the residential zones, and make current provisions consistent with local and state laws. Phase I is tentatively scheduled to be completed by summer 2020.

Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance Update – Phase II

A comprehensive update to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to add provisions or update current provisions to be consistent with the updated General Plan 2040. Phase II is scheduled to be completed before or at the same time the updated General Plan 2040 is adopted by the Board of Supervisors, which is tentatively scheduled for summer 2020.

Coastal Zoning Ordinance Amendments to Address Coastal Decks  

In October 2019, Planning staff began preparation of amendments to the Coastal Zoning Ordinance that would allow decks to extend into the rear and side setbacks on small coastal parcels as requested by the Board of Supervisors. Staff anticipates that the Coastal Decks amendments will be presented to the Board for adoption by summer 2020.

Non-Coastal Zone Ordinance to Address Landscaping

Since December 1, 2015, the County has been enforcing Governor Brown’s Drought Executive Order (EO B-29-15) and the State’s updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO). Within the amendment to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance, Planning staff will reorganize and update the existing landscaping section to reference State MWELO standards and update existing standards to reflect current practice and pollinator-friendly landscaping standards. Staff anticipates that these amendments will be presented to the Board of Supervisors in late spring 2020.

Information about Wildlife Corridors in Ventura County

Information about the Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridor Project

Information about the Proposed Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridor Ordinance Revisions – How will the Ordinance impact my property?

subdivision frontpage

The State of California regulates land division through the Subdivision Map Act (Government Code section 66410 et seq.). Local jurisdictions are required to develop a Subdivision Ordinance which can regulate and control subdivisions of land, consistent with the Subdivision Map Act.

The State’s Subdivision Map Act has been amended a number of times since the Board of Supervisors adopted the current County Subdivision Ordinance in 2011. Recent court cases clarified that certain requirements of the Subdivision Map Act should be incorporated as amendments to the ordinance.

The proposed amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance would be applicable Countywide, and would not alter any adopted land use plans, zoning, or development-related policies. The purpose of these proposed amendments is to do the following:

  • incorporate amendments to the State Subdivision Map Act;
  • better implement County General Plan policies; and
  • clarify, augment, and streamline the Subdivision Ordinance to more accurately reflect the current standards and practices involved in processing subdivision requests.

In 2014, the Board of Supervisors approved a scope of work, budget, and schedule for this project, but its initiation was delayed due to lack of staff resources. Planning Division staff is now working with staff from the County Surveyor's office and County Counsel's office to complete this ordinance update. All amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance will ultimately be reviewed by the Ventura County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.

Planning staff expects to complete this project by Spring 2020.

Please visit this website for periodic updates and public hearing schedules. Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Winston Wright at (805) 654-2468 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