Rebuilding Together - Rebuilding After the Wildfires

As our community recovers from the unprecedented wild fires, it is our top priority to help those affected with the rebuilding process. We have set up a process to assist you in your recovery efforts including providing a dedicated hotline to answer your permitting questions and the ability to schedule an appointment to discuss your rebuilding objectives with a staff member.

Food Facilities Closures

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

Building Codes and Information

Find the 2016 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

Public Notices

Important notices and information that the County of Ventura deems of interest and important to the public's well-being and safety

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) across th...

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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The County of Ventura Planning Division is Now Recruiting a CivicSpark Fellow for the 2019-20 Service Year!

The County of Ventura Planning Division is partnering with CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that places recent college graduates with public agencies, NGOs, and state agencies throughout the state for 11 months. In collaboration with host organization staff, CivicSpark Fellows implement a needed resiliency project, while also building long-term capacity to ensure the work is sustained after their service year is completed.

Through the CivicSpark Fellowship, the Planning Division is looking for a Fellow for the 2019-20 service year (August 2019 – July 2020) to assist with updates to the County Housing Element. The Fellow will work with the Planning Division staff to update the County’s Housing Element, which will determine land use policy decisions that will facilitate housing production in the next decade. The Fellow will have the opportunity to research, analyze and present housing solutions in an engaging way for County decision makers and the public to consider when adopting the new Housing Element.

The Planning Division is looking for candidates that have an interest in the social, economic and environmental challenges faced by communities in the context of land use policies for housing development. The Fellow should have the ability to meet self-imposed deadlines, work in a highly collaborative environment as well as independently and be resourceful in using tools to keep project elements organized and running smoothly. Most importantly, the selected Fellow should possess a strong ability to synthesize and summarize complex information for the public and decision makers through graphically rich work-products. Basic Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills and good writing and analytical skills are important as well.

Learn more about CivicSpark by visiting their website at

CivicSpark Benefits

As AmeriCorps Members CivicSpark Fellows have the opportunity to make an impact in their community while gaining valuable career and life experience. In exchange for their service, each Fellow will receive the following benefits:

  • A living allowance of approximately $20,000+ (before taxes) spread evenly over 11 months
  • Segal Education Award of $6,095 at the completion of service
  • Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and payment of interest accrued during service
  • SNAP (CalFresh/Food Stamps) benefits to those who qualify
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare assistance to qualifying Fellows, paid to an eligible provider of your choice
  • Significant professional development training
  • Valuable experience in a critical environmental or social equity field
  • Network development with regional and statewide contacts.

CivicSpark Qualifications

Applicants MUST be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S., and must complete Department of Justice (DOJ), State, and NSOPR background checks prior to service. Applicants must also have:

  • A 4-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.
  • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and teamwork skills; some experience with outreach, facilitation, and/or grassroots organizing is preferred.
  • The capability to work in a professional office setting up to 40 hours a week.
  • Commitment to the full term of service (11 months).

This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a candidate who already lives in the community being served.

Application Instructions

Apply for the CivicSpark Fellowship online at

The priority deadline for applying is June 1, 2018. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted on a rolling basis.

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?

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 Summer 2019.

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..

Introducing: Amanda Conroy

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Amanda Conroy moved to Santa Barbara from Ontario, CA in 2005. She studied Art History and Women's Studies at UC Santa Barbara, where she graduated with a dual B.A. degree in 2009.
Towards the end of her time at UCSB, Amanda became involved with the local Santa Barbara community through volunteering and interning with several non-profits in the area.
Amanda has now worked professionally in the non-profit sector for the last decade and possesses a strong passion and dedication to public service, specializing in Non-profit Development, Fundraising and Marketing. In 2018, Amanda earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration with a focus in Public Sector Management and Leadership from California State University Northridge.

Amanda is the newest member of VISIONALITY and serves as a dedicated Project Manager, helping organizations throughout the Central Coast.
When Amanda is not working, she enjoys life with her husband and two fur babies. She enjoys reading, traveling and living life to the fullest.

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