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NEW! Coming in January 2024: New electronic Building Permit applications for all Building and Safety permits.
B&S will no longer accept permit applications in PDF format as they are currently being submitted via email. Effective January 2024, all permit applications will be accepted in true electronic format to make the application and permitting process more expeditious for our customers.
NEW! We’re hiring! Check out the job postings for further details for our Permit Technician I / II position.
NEW! To review some frequently asked questions regarding ADUs/JADUs; please click here.
NEW! We have changed our business hours for Building and Safety public counters on Thursdays. Effective Aug. 10, 2023, our new business hours for Thursdays are 8:30am to 4pm.
NEW! New policy for using heavy timber for construction of accessory structures in Hazardous Fire Areas. June 16, 2023
NEW! The County of Ventura now requires newly constructed buildings to be all-electric. See why this is important here.
NEW! B&S announces its new Text Messaging solution for inspection requests
B&S announces its new Text Messaging solution for scheduling inspections for active construction projects. The new feature goes into effect January 1, 2023. It allows contractors and other permittees to schedule inspections with the convenience of text messaging on a cell phone. To learn how to schedule your next inspection with text messaging, see our new Inspection Scheduling Instructions in English or Spanish.
Welcome to Building and Safety.
Building and Safety is a division of the Resource Management Agency (RMA) at the County of Ventura.
Our objective is to ensure that construction projects adhere to state and local laws for the design and construction of buildings and private structures.
The Building and Safety Division promotes and ensures that all new development in the County of Ventura is constructed in accordance with the highest standards of safety by following and enforcing State and local building standards for new construction.
This is done through the issuance and administration of building permits. The building permit process allows for the review and inspection of projects during design and construction to ensure the project will be in compliance with these standards.
We work with other RMA Divisions as well as other agencies in the regulatory process to ensure projects satisfy pertinent development requirements prior to commencing construction.
We also work with the Code Compliance Division to ensure that existing buildings and structures are maintained in a safe condition.
Building & Safety is responsible for enforcing various requirements associated with fire safety, structural safety, energy conservation, water conservation, sustainability, accessibility for disabled persons, and various other aspects that make the buildings in our community safe to use and occupy. The Ventura County Building Code contains references to the State Codes that are used in the State of California and lists those local construction standards used in Ventura County.
Building Permits are required for most construction projects in Ventura County. Please inquire with our Building and Safety staff at either of our two Building and Safety offices located in Simi Valley and Ventura for information about how to obtain a Building Permit for your project so that you can get started with construction.
Building and Safety staff is here to help you in person at our Building and Safety permit services counters, or by email or telephone.
Good luck with your project!!