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.

Values

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

NEW!Notice of Proposed Changes in the 2022 Ventura County Building Code
NEW!Aviso de Cambios Propuestos en el Código de Construcción del Condado de Ventura de 2022
NEW!2022 Ventura County Building Code - Proposed Changes *Updated 9/20/2022*

Until further notice, our offices are open to the public Mon-Fri, 8 am to 4 pm. Our offices are open to the public during the lunch hour.

This schedule is being observed at both the East and West County offices (Simi Valley and Ventura offices) and is subject to change as the pandemic conditions and restrictions evolve.

All permit services offered by Building and Safety will continue to be provided electronically. You can reach our offices by telephone to request information, make an appointment, or to receive assistance regarding any of our permit services offered by Building and Safety. You can call us at the telephone numbers listed above or send us your request via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.


NEW! IMPORTANT POOL NOTICE: Level 3 Water Shortage for VC Waterworks Districts


New Standardized Plans for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Farmworker/ Animal Caretaker Dwelling Units

The County’s Building & Safety Division has prepared, and is making available to the public, a complete set of standardized plans for one-, two- and three-bedroom units that can be utilized for the construction of Detached ADUs and Farmworker/Animal Caretaker Dwelling Units.

Standardized Plans for ADU


2022 Ventura County Building Code - Proposed Changes


2019 California Building Code


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.

Permit NavigatorHave you submitted a permit application but are experiencing difficulty in having your permit issued?  Have you submitted a permit application but are receiving conflicting information regarding your permit application?

First, contact the department director:
Planning – Dave Ward
Building & Safety – Ruben Barrera
Environmental Health – Charles Genkel
Code Compliance – Doug Leeper

If this is not able to resolve your concerns please contact Tina Figurski, Management Assistant to the Director of RMA.

If your concerns still have not been resolved, please contact the Permit Navigator at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Permit Navigator works to facilitate process improvements that result in a more user-friendly permitting process both for customers and staff.  The Navigator works county-wide and across departments, agencies, and divisions to accomplish these results.   It is important to note that the Permit Navigator does not have the authority to revise, relax or ignore any laws, code requirements or minimum standards.