Protecting Ventura County’s Historic, Cultural, and Natural Resources

Ventura County Landmark Map

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Ventura County was selected by the California State Library as California History Section's County of the Month for March 2018 and featured Ventura County in the accompanying documentation. This recognition honors the diverse character of California's many counties while providing research tips to individuals interested in finding out more about Ventura County's history.

The California State Library's California History Section holds a premier collection of documents from and about California's rich history including thousands of rare books, documents, maps, newspapers, photographs, letters, paintings and more which can be found at the following website:
http://www.library.ca.gov/california-history/

Who Are We?

The Cultural Heritage Board is comprised of seven members who work to ensure that our historic resources are preserved. For more information, click this link to download our Cultural Heritage Program brochure.


When Do We Meet?

The Cultural Heritage Board meets on a bi-monthly basis and encourages the public to attend.


Incentives & Applications

Incentives encourage preservation by offering fiscal returns in exchange for preservation efforts. The County also ensures preservation through the issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness where required for designated Cultural resources.

Mills Act

Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)


Fees

The fees listed for Cultural Heritage Board services on the Ventura County Planning Division Fee Schedule are for properties located in the unincorporated areas only. For projects within city limits, the County has agreements in place to cover County staff time to process these applications. Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate City for information on specific fees and billing.


Preservation Plans

Preservation Plans are documents that guide the preservation of historic resources by establishing goals and recommending implementation measures.


Ordinances

Cities adopt Ordinances to help provide legal guidelines for making decisions regarding the future of our historic resources.


Surveys

Historic Resource Surveys are used to inventory the historic resources within the County.


Photographs

Photographs are one method of documenting a landmark’s past, as well as showing a landmark’s current condition.


Technical Information


Learn About Local Historic Resources


Museums


Preservation Organizations


City Specific Resources

Fillmore


Oxnard


Thousand Oaks


Moorpark


Piru


Port Hueneme


Ojai


Santa Paula


Simi Valley


Ventura


County Contact

Nicole Doner, Cultural Heritage Planner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (805) 654-5042.