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 Public Counter staff provides information about Planning counterrelated Zoning and Subdivision regulations and General Plan policies in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. They do not handle matters within a city. The Counter issues Ministerial permits and distributes applications for Discretionary permits. You may access all of the available permit applications on our website here. If you wish to have your project reviewed for its feasibility, this can be done for a fee and a Presubmittal Review application must be filled out and submitted to the Public Counter.

If you seek information regarding a specific property, you need to provide the Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) for the site. To identify the property’s APN, click here.

Location and Directions to the Public Counter

The Planning Counter is located on the 3rd floor of the Hall of Administration at the County Government Center Complex. The complex is located at 800 South Victoria Ave. between the Santa Paula (126) Freeway and Telephone Rd.

Counter Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 2 PM.

Do I need to make an appointment to meet with Planning Staff?

Beginning September 5, 2023, customers can book 15-minute appointments with staff between 2:00 -3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please refer to this page to schedule an appointment with Planning Staff. Additional resources and contact information can be found on the Planning Division Contact Us web page.

Online Zoning Clearance Applications

The County of Ventura Planning Division is accepting online Zoning Clearance applications using Citizen Access. Click here for information and instructions.

Observed Holidays

Payment of Fees and Charges

The Planning Division accepts the following forms of payment: cash, check or money order made payable to the County of Ventura, Planning Division, and credit cards (some exceptions apply).

Pre-application Meetings

Please contact Public Counter staff, to discuss proposed projects and the materials required for application submittal. Staff can be reached at (805) 654-2488 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..