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

whats my zoning

What's My Zoning is a tool to help you find the zoning designation for parcels within the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Enter the 9 or 10 digit Assessor Parcel Number (APN) and click on Submit. A new window will appear showing your parcel and the zoning designation your parcel falls within.

Note: If you don't know your APN, please click here to be taken to the County Tax Collector's website. You'll be prompted to enter your address, then to click the Submit Search button. Your APN will be provided if it exists in our database.

Zoning Search form

If you are unable to determine your APN, please contact the Assessor's Office at (805) 654-2181.

For an explanation of zones, allowable uses, and minimum lot areas, please select one of the following links:

To ensure your property is located within the unincorporated area of Ventura County, turn on the “Cities” layer under the “Layers” tab when using the County View GIS.

For further assistance and additional information, please access the Planning Division website.

For full GIS mapping tool click here


allowed property

The “Uses Allowed On My Property” is a resource that will help you distinguish the uses that are permittable on properties located within the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

Section 8105-4 and Section 8105-5 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance identify the land uses and structures that are allowed in each zone under this Chapter, and indicate the type of land use entitlement required to establish a particular use in that zone. Land uses permitted herein may also require additional licensing/ permitting from other Ventura County, State of California, or United States government agencies.

For permitted uses in Open Space, Agricultural, Residential, and Special Purpose Zones, please see Section 8105-4 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance.

For permitted uses in Commercial and Industrial Zones, please see Section 8105-5 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance.

For permitted uses in the Coastal Zone, please see Section 8174-5 of the Coastal Zoning Ordinance.

dev standard

The purpose of this section is to set forth specific development standards which are applicable to the zones specified, and to delineate certain instances where exceptions to the requirements are allowed. Below is a list in matrix form from Section 8106-1.1 and Section 8106-1.2 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance, which identifies the specific development standards applicable to specific zones.