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

The moratorium on new well permits enacted by Ventura County Ordinance No. 4468, Section 4826.1 Water Well and Water Well Permit Prohibitions was lifted in the unincorporated area for each affected basin when the Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the basin adopted and submitted to the California Department of Water Resources a Groundwater Sustainability Plan. As of January 31, 2022, this requirement has been met for all high- and medium-priority basins in Ventura County.

Local well permit moratorium ordinances passed by cities and Groundwater Sustainability Agencies may still be in effect. Prospective applicants should contact the Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) before beginning the formal permitting process to find out whether your project falls within one of these areas. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., VCPWA, at 654-2907 for more information.