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

The staff in the Food Protection Program perform inspections of over 4,000 retail food facilities in Ventura County that serve or sell food to the public. Inspections are conducted to ensure that food facilities are maintained and the food service operators are trained in safe food handling practices according to the California Retail Food Code. The food provided must be free from contamination, properly labeled, and stored and prepared under conditions that are safe, clean, and sanitary.

To search a business and view the inspection results for that business, click here

Please note: For your convenience, we suggest using the VC Safe Diner app on your mobile phone or tablet.

VC SafeDiner is a quick and easy way to view the latest inspection results for your favorite food facility in Ventura County. The app allows you to search by name, address or city; and also provides a map feature allowing you to view food facilities within a radius of your current location. Full inspection results for the last year are displayed including recorded violations and inspector comments.

Food Protection Program staff also investigate public complaints related to retail food facilities and any suspected cases of foodborne illness. If you have a complaint about a retail food facility, click here to file a complaint.

State law requires that inspectors of retail food facilities be Registered Environmental Health Specialists. Click here for more information about the registration process.