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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Public Announcements

  • Building and Safety Closure Information - Click Here
  • Effective March 18, 2020 Building and Safety will require a digital format plan at time of application.
  • Submit Your Plans Electronically - Ask Us How!
  • 2019 Ventura County Building Code is available - Click Here!

On November 5, 2019 the Ventura County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2019 Ventura County Building Code, which includes the 2019 California Building Standards Code and certain model codes and local Ventura County amendments to these codes. These Building Standards are updated and adopted every three years as mandated by State law.

The new standards include the 2019 California Building Code, the 2019 California Residential Code, the 2019 California Plumbing Code, the 2019 California Mechanical Code, the 2019 California Electrical Code, the 2019 California Energy Code, the 2019 California Green Building Code, the 2019 California Historical Building Code, the 2019 California Existing Building Code, and the 2019 California Referenced Standards Code.

The Board also adopted the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code and the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.

The ordinance amends certain provisions of these codes for administrative purposes and to ensure public safety for new construction of buildings and structures by addressing local conditions associated with the climate, topography, and geology of Ventura County. These building standards are used for regulating the design and construction of buildings and structures in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

The Department of Building and Safety will be using the new standards for projects for which a Building Permit application was received and accepted by the Building and Safety Department on or after January 1, 2020.

NEW! 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.

Public Counter Hours

Offices will be closed until further notice due to Covid-19.
Beginning June 18, 2018 - the Monday through Thursday hours will be changing. Ventura Office counter hours will be closing at 4:30 pm (for all transactions). 

The Public Counter staff provides information about Building and Safety services.  Services include the issuance of building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing permits and the review of engineering plans.

Monday – Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Plan Check Submittal and Permit Issuance (No financial transactions ½ hour before closing)

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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Building and Safety Organization Chart

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

Map with directions to Building and Safety East Ventura Office

Management Team: (805) 582-8064

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