All General Planning Questions:
Planning Public Counter
Government Center
Hall of Administration, 3rd Floor
7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(805) 654-2488
(805) 654-2451

Winston Wright


Discretionary Permit Coordinator
(805) 654-2468

Planning Division

The Planning Division’s One-Stop Permitting website provides easy access to key documents and resources for navigating the Planning Division’s discretionary permit process. The Planning Division provides land use services to the public in the areas of residential, commercial, and industrial permitting, engages in long range community planning, enforces conditions of approval on projects and coordinates a variety of regional programs in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. To navigate this website, click on any of the links on the left-hand side: Forms, Brochures, Guidelines/Standards, Ordinances, Policies, Fees, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The Forms page contains applications and information on submittal requirements for projects that require discretionary review. The Brochures page provides links to informational brochures on various subject areas that may be useful to you. The Guidelines/Standards, Ordinances, and Policies pages show all of the documents and resources that guide land-use and development in unincorporated areas of Ventura County, which are also used by Planning Division staff and County decision-making authorities to review your project. The Fees page lists out all of the fees that may apply to various permit types. Finally, you can review answers to commonly asked questions regarding the Planning Division’s role and responsibilities during the discretionary review process on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

To learn more about the Planning Division and its programs, please visit our main website by clicking on the “Department Home” link at the top of the banner.