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 application types for Site Plan Adjustments and Permit Adjustments are listed below. This is an application for the modification of an existing discretionary permit where the change is also discretionary and may include, but is not limited to, the following:

Site Plan Adjustments (Coastal Zone only) and Permit Adjustments (Non-Coastal Zone only)

Any change that would not alter any of the findings, including environmental findings, and would not have an adverse impact on surrounding properties, may be deemed a permit or variance adjustment and acted upon the planning director or designee without a hearing. Such changes may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A cumulative increase or decrease of not more than ten percent in gross floor area, permit area, the area walls, fences or similar structures used as screening, height, parking area, landscaping area, or total area of on-site identification signs.
  • Internal remodeling or minor architectural changes or embellishments involving no change in basic architectural style.
  • A change in use where the new use requires the same or a lesser permit than the existing use.

Minor Modifications

Any proposed change that exceeds the criteria of a permit adjustment described above, but is not extensive enough to be considered a substantial or fundamental change in land use relative to the permit, would not have a substantial adverse impact on surrounding properties, and would not change any findings contained in the environmental document prepared for the permit, shall be deemed a minor modification and be acted upon by the planning director through an administrative public hearing process. *Site Plan and Permit Adjustment application at the bottom of the page does not apply to this type of permit.

Major Modifications

Any proposed modification which is considered to be a substantial change in land use relative to the original permit, and/or would alter the findings contained in the environmental document prepared for the permit, shall be deemed a major modification and be acted upon by the decision-making authority which approved the original permit. *Site Plan and Permit Adjustment application at the bottom of the page does not apply to this type of permit.

For more detailed information regarding Site Plan Adjustments and Permit Adjustments contact the Planning Division at (805) 654-2488 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an appointment.