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

home food business

On September 21, 2012, Governor Brown signed into law legislation known as the "Cottage Food Bill" (AB 1616) that became law on January 1, 2013. This bill allows certain non-potentially hazardous foods can be prepared within and sold from a private home provided certain requirements are met.

Click here to see a list of eligible foods.

To get started, click on the Cottage Food Operation Flowchart link below to see if your business qualifies and which category it will fall into. Once you have made a determination, you can download the appropriate application form below. Applications should be submitted with the required documentation and fee by mail or in-person at the Environmental Health Division public service counter.



Ramesh Bassiri
805 582-7559