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

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Important Public Announcements

On Monday, June 28, 2021 the Building and Safety public counters at the Ventura and Simi Valley offices have re-opened to the public for all Building and Safety services on a limited work schedule, until further notice.

Business hours are 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday. 

The Public Counters are open 8am to 4pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Tuesdays and Thursdays will be open by appointment only.  You can schedule an appointment by calling:

  • 805-654-2771 (Ventura office)
  • 805-582-8064 (Simi Valley office)

Office services will be available for customers wishing to obtain ordinary permitting services such as obtaining single trade permits for small projects, information inquiries, code questions, payment of fees, and submittal of building permit applications, etc.

All electronic Building and Safety permitting services will remain in effect for those customers who prefer electronic services.

Submittals of plans for B&S review for most projects is still required to be done electronically and will not be accepted in paper format.

For questions and appointments, please contact one of our offices at the numbers listed above.

2019 California Code – Now Available

Welcome to Building and Safety. Building and Safety is a division of the Resource Management Agency of the County of Ventura.

Our objective is to ensure that new and remodel construction adheres to state and local laws for building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes.

The Building and Safety Division promotes and insures that all new development in the County of Ventura is constructed in accordance with the highest standards of safety and that all existing structures are maintained in a safe condition.

The Building & Safety Division achieves this goal by issuing permits and conducting field inspections of construction work for compliance with those codes.

Building & Safety is responsible for enforcing various requirements associated with planning, zoning, and property maintenance as outlined in the Ventura County Building Code. This is achieved through the Building & Safety’s Code Enforcement Section.

Building Permits are required for certain types of construction or remodeling.

There are specific issues for residential, multi-family and commercial construction.

Please feel free to call (805-654-2771) if you have any questions regarding your construction projects.

For Building Inspections, our goal is to provide timely inspections of construction activities for builders and consumers so the built environment meets established standards and so the construction progress is not unnecessarily hampered.

Payment of Fees and Charges

The Building and Safety Division accepts the following forms of payment: credit cards, cash, and check or money order made payable to County of Ventura, Building and Safety Division. Please see Fee Schedule here.

Ventura Office:

Ventura County Government Center Administration Building - 3rd Floor
Resource Management Agency
Building and Safety Division
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009

General Information: 805-654-2771

General Office Fax: 805-648-9212

Inspection Requests: 805-654-2791

Inspectors/ Information: 805-654-2771

Plans Examiner: 805-654-2771

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Map with directions to Building and Safety Ventura Office

Management Team: (805) 654-2771

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East County Office:

East County Courthouse
Resource Management Agency
Building and Safety Division
3855-F Alamo Street Room – 2nd Floor #2019A
Simi Valley, CA 93065

General Information: 805-582-8064

General Office Fax: 805-582-8085

Inspection Requests: 805-582-8063

Inspectors/ Information: 805-582-8064

Plans Examiner: 805-582-8064

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Management Team: (805) 582-8064

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