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


Protecting Ventura County’s Historic, Cultural, and Natural Resources

Greenbelts are voluntary agreements between the Board of Supervisors and one or more City Councils regarding development of agricultural and/or open space areas beyond city limits. They protect open space and agricultural lands and reassure property owners located within these areas that lands will not be prematurely converted to agriculturally incompatible uses.

Cities commit to not annex any property within a greenbelt while the Board agrees to restrict development to uses consistent with existing zoning. City and County elected officials of Ventura County were pioneers in designing and adopting greenbelts. The first greenbelt, between the cities of Ventura and Santa Paula, was adopted by the County in 1967. There are now a total of seven in the County. These are:

For more information contact Shelley Sussman at (805) 654-2493 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..