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.

Values

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

  • Ministerial Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (SSCOLA) Rent Increase [Section 81005(b)]
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This amount of rent increase allowed by this type of rent increase application is related to the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (SSCOLA) released by the Social Security Administration each September. The Ordinance allows a rent increase of between two and eight percent each year, but this amount can be no more than the SSCOLA, unless the SSCOLA is less than 2%. A minimum increase of 2% is allowed by the ordinance each year. This type of rent increase application is reviewed at the staff level and does not require a public hearing before the Rent Review Board.

In addition, if ownership is transferred, the space rent may be decontrolled with an increase in rent of $72 or 15 percent of the Park’s average rent, whichever is less, once every four years. Prior to increasing the rent, the park owner is required to submit a proposed rent increase schedule and a proof of service to Rent Review Board staff. The proof of service states that each affected resident has been notified within 90 days of the effective rent increase date. Note: Space rents may be increased only once per year.
Utility costs may be separated from the base rent by the mobile home park owner and may change over time when there are rate increases imposed by the utility company. For example, water, sewer, and trash services can be separated from the monthly rent and billed to residents individually. When this type of application is approved, the rent is reduced by the amount equal to the current utility cost as determined by the Rent Review Board. Thereafter, the resident pays the actual cost for the utility as a monthly fee billed separately from the space rent.

This type of rent increase application is reviewed and approved by the Rent Review Board at a public hearing.
A rent increase may occur when significant housing services are permanently reduced or disrupted for an unreasonable length of time without a corresponding reduction in the dollar amount of the space rent. It is the specific intent of the Mobile Home Park Rent Control Ordinance to prohibit such indirect rent increases. Affected residents may file a petition (application) with the Rent Review Board for this type of indirect rent increase. This type of rent increase application is determined by the Rent Review Board at a public hearing. For more information about this process, please contact Ashley Cook, Staff Administrator, at (805) 654-5042 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Space rent may be increased if a majority of the affected spaces have consented to the expense for a new capital improvement, such as a new swimming pool. This type of rent increase application is reviewed at the Rent Review Board staff level and does not require a public hearing before the Rent Review Board. For a copy of the application materials for this type of rent increase, please contact Ashley Cook, Staff Administrator, at (805) 654-5042 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Park owners may apply for a discretionary rent increase in cases where the facts and circumstances show that the current park rent income is less than when the park was purchased. In evaluating a discretionary rent increase proposal, the Rent Review Board shall consider, along with all other relevant factors, changes in costs to the park owner attributable to increases or decreases in master land and/or facilities lease rent, utility rates, property taxes, capital improvements and more. This type of rent increase application is determined by the Rent Review Board at a public hearing. For a copy of the application materials for this type of rent increase, please contact Ashley Cook, Staff Administrator, at (805) 654-5042 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..