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 State of California regulates land division through the Subdivision Map Act (Government Code section 66410 et seq.). Local jurisdictions are required to develop a Subdivision Ordinance which can regulate and control subdivisions of land, consistent with the Subdivision Map Act.

The State’s Subdivision Map Act has been amended a number of times since the Board of Supervisors adopted the current County Subdivision Ordinance in 2011. Recent court cases clarified that certain requirements of the Subdivision Map Act should be incorporated as amendments to the ordinance.

The proposed amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance would be applicable Countywide, and would not alter any adopted land use plans, zoning, or development-related policies. The purpose of these proposed amendments is to do the following:

  • incorporate amendments to the State Subdivision Map Act;
  • better implement County General Plan policies; and
  • clarify, augment, and streamline the Subdivision Ordinance to more accurately reflect the current standards and practices involved in processing subdivision requests.

In 2014, the Board of Supervisors approved a scope of work, budget, and schedule for this project, but its initiation was delayed due to lack of staff resources. Planning Division staff is now working with staff from the County Surveyor's office and County Counsel's office to complete this ordinance update. All amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance will ultimately be reviewed by the Ventura County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.

Planning staff expects to complete this project by Summer 2019.

Please visit this website for periodic updates and public hearing schedules. Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Winston Wright at (805) 654-2468 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..