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

Commercial Kitchen

The food facilities plan check staff review plans for most businesses who prepare, sell and/or serve food to the public such as restaurants and markets. The staff ensure that the design and construction of both new and existing facilities meet the California Retail Food Code requirements. Plan reviews are usually required for the following activities:

  • New construction
  • Remodel or expansion of an existing facility
  • New equipment installation
  • Replacement of existing equipment
  • Ownership change
  • Menu change

A completed application and 3 sets of plans should be submitted along with the appropriate fees. Information and applications can be obtained from the links below.


Information, Forms & Instructions: