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.

Values

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

The majority of residential projects in Ventura County are approved by a ministerial process (e.g. approved by staff at the public counter with a Zoning Clearance). However, a discretionary permit may be required for certain types of residential projects, such as a farmworker housing complex or the construction of more than 2,000 square feet of accessory structures on an individual residential lot. A discretionary permit may also be required for a residential project if it is certain areas of the Coastal Zone (e.g. beachfront lots or in the Coastal Open Space Zone District) or if it is in an overlay zone that has additional regulations such as the Scenic Resource Protection (SRP) Overlay. Please contact the Public Counter at (805)654-2488 or (805)654-2451 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you are uncertain of the permitting requirements for your project.

If your residential project must be processed with a discretionary permit, please view the Discretionary Permit Application packet below. To make the process easier, the application can be electronically filled out and saved. Please contact Discretionary Permit Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before submitting your application materials.

If you currently have a permit in process, please contact your assigned Case Planner for information regarding the status.

Please contact Discretionary Permit Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at (805) 654-2468 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for application submittal information or to schedule an appointment between the hours of 9:00 am - 3:30pm, Monday through Thursday.

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Contact the Residential Section Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (805) 654-2465 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for general information regarding the permitting process related to discretionary residential projects or subdivisions.