About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of this Division is to protect the citizens in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County by enforcing minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location, and maintenance of all buildings and structures within this jurisdiction.  This is accomplished through enforcement of Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical codes, Ventura County and State-mandated regulations.

Function of Building and Safety

The function of Building and Safety is to protect the public against hazards associated with the construction, use, and occupancy of buildings and structures.  It reviews engineering plans; verifies engineering calculations; issues building permits; inspects structures to enforce State and local building codes regulating design and construction of buildings, electrical wiring, plumbing, and mechanical systems; mitigates conditions of substandard housing and dangerous buildings; and processes complaint, violation, and enforcement cases. Under State mandate, the Division enforces Handicapped Accessibility Standards and Energy Conservation Standards in compliance with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR); Seismic Hazard Mitigation programs in compliance with Seismic Safety Commission standards; and all other pertinent requirements of Title 24 and Title 25 of the CCR.