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

A Continuation Permit is a discretionary permit granted by the Planning Commission that allows legal nonconforming uses to continue past their amortization date or permit expiration date. A Continuation Permit supersedes any existing permit, but incorporates existing permit conditions and may impose additional conditions in order to meet the standards for granting Continuation Permits. Continuation Permits for Nonconforming Uses and Structures may only be granted when the Planning Commission finds that:

  1. Special circumstances apply to any such use or structure that do not apply generally to other uses and structures in the same vicinity and zone; and

  2. The continuance is not detrimental to the public interest, health, safety, convenience, or welfare.

    For more information, see Sections 8111-1.2.1(e) and 8113-5.4 of the Ventura County Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance and Section 8182-6.2.4 of the Ventura County Coastal Zoning Ordinance.