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

Mobile Food Facilities

Mobile Food Facilities – Gourmet Food Trucks, Hot Dog & Ice Cream Carts, Produce Trucks

Temporary Food Facilities

Temporary Food Facilities (food booths) at Community Events & Certified Farmer’s Markets

Cottage Food Operations

Cottage Food Operations - “Made in a Home Kitchen”

Plan Review Requirements

Plan Review Requirements for new and remodeled facilities

Environmental Health Division (EHD) inspectors in the Food Protection Program conduct annual inspections at more than 5,000 food facilities that sell food to the public in Ventura County. Inspections are conducted at all types of retail food facilities to ensure that they are operating in compliance with the California Retail Food Code. During an inspection, EHD inspectors ensure that the facility is clean, sanitary and free of sources of contamination; is operating in a manner to prevent contamination of food, utensils & equipment; that the facility meets minimum equipment and construction standards and has adequate food storage facilities. In addition, that operators have obtained the required training.

Online Inspection Results and a listing of Food Facility Closures are available by clicking on the icons below. To learn more about these program features, go to the Compliance Status page.

inspection results                 Food Facilities closures                Corona Virus Information

Customers of retail food facilities may obtain inspection results easily through the various means provided by the Environmental Health Division. VC SafeDiner is a quick and easy way to view the latest inspection results on your mobile phone. The free app is available for iPhone & Android smart phones.

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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 on the link above.

New food facilities are required by State Law to submit plans and specifications to Environmental Health for review and approval prior to beginning construction. Existing facilities must also submit plans for changes and remodeling of the facility prior to construction as well. Go to the Plan Review Requirements page for more information and applications. 

The inspectors conducting all inspections are Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS), registered by the California Department of Public Health. They must complete the educational requirements set by State Law and have passed the State Registration exam; and maintain their registration in good standings to enforce the California Health & Safety Code requirements at food facilities and other facility programs in the Environmental Health Division.

Documents and Links



Ojai, Ventura, Oxnard, Pt. Hueneme
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805 654-2477


Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo
Ramesh Bassiri
805 582-7559


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805 654-2814