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


PLEASE NOTE: The Planning front counter is open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 AM – 2PM.

Make an Appointment with the Planning Division

Planning Counter Services – Schedule an Appointment with the Planning Division

Starting on September 5, 2023, customers may schedule a 15-minute telephone or Zoom meeting with a Planner from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Click Here to Book an Appointment

Below are a list of topics that can be addressed in an appointment:

  • Questions About A Property in the Unincorporated Area of Ventura County
  • Submitting a Zoning Clearance for Construction/Demolition
  • Submitting Corrections for a Zoning Clearance Previously Submitted
  • Submitting an Application for a Tree Permit
  • Submitting an Application for a Permit for a Wireless Communication Facility
  • Getting a Home Occupation Permit
  • Submitting a Zoning Clearance Tenant / Change of Use in a Commercial or Industrial Building
  • Discussing Preparation for Discretionary Permit Submittal
  • Submitting a Discretionary Permit Application
  • Submitting an Application for a Lot Line Adjustment
  • Addressing a Violation on a Property
IMPORTANT Please email your plans to the Planning counter staff prior to making an appointment, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email your plans.

See the Appointment Waitlist