Agriculture plays an important role in Ventura County, as it is one of the principal agriculture producing counties in the State. For this reason, agricultural structures are one of the most common permits issued by the Planning Division. An agricultural structure is any structure and/or use accessory to agricultural production, which also includes animal husbandry/keeping. Examples of agriculture structures include greenhouses, storage sheds, barns, and farmworker/animal caretaker dwellings.
To determine the type of planning permit required for a proposed agriculture structure, you must determine if your project site is covered by the Non-Coastal or Coastal Zoning Ordinance. The appropriate zoning ordinance will provide you with the zoning for your property and information regarding allowed uses, required permits, development standards, and permit processes.
For more information regarding a particular agriculture structure, please click on the appropriate link below.