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 County considers a Storage Shed to be an accessory structure, which is defined as a detached structure containing no kitchen or cooking facilities, located upon the same lot as the building or use to which it is accessory, and the use of which is customarily incidental, appropriate and subordinate to the use of the principal building or to the principal use of the lot. Accessory structures can also include workshops, cabanas, gazebos, garages, and carports.

To determine the type of planning permit required for a proposed storage shed, you must determine if your project site is located in a coastal or non-coastal area.

For project sites located in non-coastal areas, accessory structures that conform to sections 8105-4, 8106-5/6/7, and 8106-8.3 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance are permitted on all residentially zoned parcels. However, for project sites located in coastal areas, accessory structures are permissible on condition of conformity to sections 8175-3.6 and 8175-4.1 of the Coastal Zoning Ordinance.