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

All phases of debris removal have been completed for the Thomas Fire

Phase One: Household Hazardous Waste Removal

During Phase One, teams from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) along with Environmental Health Division will inspect your property and remove any household hazardous waste that may pose a threat to human health and the environment such as batteries, identifiable asbestos, pesticides, cleaning products and paints. There is no cost to the property owner for this work and you do not need to file a request to participate.  Once your property is cleared, a yellow clearance notice will be posted on the property. This phase of the work began on Monday, December 18th. To view the status of your property in the Phase One Debris Removal process, see DTSC map.

Phase Two: Debris Removal and Property Clean-up

Click on map below to check status on the Right-of-Entry Permit.

 Click the image below to view the CalRecycle Debris Informational Meeting held in Ventura.

CalRecycle Debris Informational Meeting held in Ventura

Option 1: CalOES Fire Damage Debris Clearance Program (State Program)

During Phase Two, teams from the State (CalRecycle) will remove the remaining debris (including building foundations) from properties with destroyed structures. You will need to provide Right-of-Entry (ROE) Permit and insurance information before the work can be done. This work will include removal of all burnt debris, foundations, hazardous trees, and some soil to ensure the site is clean and safe for building. A summary of type of debris eligible for removal under the State Program can be found here. All of the work is undertaken by CalRecycle contractors and there is no cost to the property owner; however, any insurance proceeds for debris removal shall be dedicated to off-set costs.

Ventura County Environmental Health must receive this ROE Permit on or before January 22, 2018.

For more information on the CalOES Fire Damage Debris Clearance Program, including answers to questions regarding insurance coverage, click here: FAQ English | FAQ Español Please submit a completed Right-of-Entry Permit to the Ventura County Environmental Health Division public counter at:
  • Ventura County Environmental Health Division
    Hall of Administration
    800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura, CA  93009-1730, or
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
It is recommended that forms be submitted in person. For more information on debris removal choices, click below: Click here for details and instructions

Additional information regarding fire debris removal is provided below.

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