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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.
- Calendar of Holidays - 2022
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.
2022 Ventura County Building Code - Proposed Changes
- 2022 Ventura County Building Code - Proposed Changes *Updated 9/20/2022*
- Public Workshop 8/23/22 – English Recording
- Public Workshop 8/23/22 – Spanish Recording
- Public Workshop 8/23/22 – Presentation Slides
- Public Workshop 8/18/22 – English Recording
- Public Workshop 8/18/22 – Presentation Slides
- Notice of Proposed Changes in the 2022 Ventura County Building Code
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.
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.
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.