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


More than 1,500 public swimming pool facilities in Ventura County are inspected annually by staff from the Environmental Health Division. Public pool facilities include swimming pools, spas, wading pools, and interactive water features located in condominiums, home owner associations, hotels, apartment buildings, parks, schools, gyms, community centers, therapy pools or any pool that serves more than three families.

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Annual inspections of public pools are conducted to ensure that the water quality and safety standards are maintained when the pools are open for use. During an inspection, inspectors test the water chemistry to verify that it is within the required ranges and ensure all safety equipment and signs are posted. The deck, pool structure, recirculation equipment, pool enclosure and gates, pool records, and restrooms are also inspected to ensure all components are maintained clean, sanitary, in good condition, and are operable. If a public pool does not meet minimum safety or water chemistry standards, the pool may be closed until compliance is achieved, and a re-inspection is conducted by Division staff.

pool constructionPlans and equipment specifications of proposed public pools are evaluated by an Environmental Health Division staff specialist prior to construction of the pool to ensure that all public pools will be constructed in compliance with minimum construction and safety standards. Inspections are conducted at each phase of construction to verify full compliance prior to the completion of the pool.

 Complaints about poorly managed pools or reports of illness related to public swimming pool facilities are also investigated as part of this program. To file a complaint, please CLICK HERE or call 805/654-2813.

If you have any questions about the operation or construction of a public swimming pool, please contact us via email on a link below or call 805 654-2813.

Application for Permit to Construct
Plan Check Worksheet for Resurface/Alteration
Link to Current Fee Schedule

Documents and Links

Pool Program Staff Specialist: 
Christian Rodriguez
805 582-7574

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805 582-7559

Graciela Garcia
805 654-2814