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City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.

Building and Planning services are available remotely.

Please visit the Virtual Counter for information on how to obtain building permits, schedule inspections, and submit planning project applications while City Hall is closed. It is taking longer than usual to process applications and issue permits. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Residential Resale Report Requirement Waived

Please visit the Residential Resale Report page for information regarding the waiver of the report requirement.

COVID-19 Construction Guidelines

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City has issued protocols applicable to construction sites, construction workers, and home repair businesses.

Download the COVID-19 Construction Guidelines


About Community Development

The Community Development Department's mission is to be stewards of the City's General Plan, and to assist the community with land development, housing, construction, code compliance, open space, and regional issues, all of which must be kept in balance with the City's environment and resources. Department responsibilities include:

  • Planning Division
  • Building Division
  • Permit Processing
  • Code Compliance
  • Affordable Housing
  • Open Space Acquisition & Management
  • Redevelopment Successor Agency


NOW:  Public Review & Comment Opportunity

From April 3 through May 4, 2020, the public is invited to review and comment on draft documents prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Draft 2020-21 Action Plan describes local community development and service needs and how federal funds can be used to address those needs. The Draft Revised Citizen Participation Plan updates the policies and procedures for public involvement. The City Council will consider these documents following a public hearing scheduled for the May 12, 2020, City Council meeting. Comments can be sent to .



  • Draft 2020-2024 Regional Consolidated Plan (Regional CP)
  • Draft 2020 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)

The County of Ventura and other county entitlement jurisdictions will hold public hearings regarding the draft 2020-2024 Regional Consolidated Plan (Regional CP) and draft 2020 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The purpose of this notice is to receive comments prior to seeking final approvals from the County of Ventura and entitlement jurisdictions and transmitting final versions of the Regional CP and AI to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Effective January 21, 2020 through April 24, 2020, the draft documents will be available for public review at the following City Halls: Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and San Buenaventura (Ventura), at the Ventura County Executive Office and on the County Executive Office’s website at:

Written comments on the draft documents should be directed to:

Community Development, c/o Christy Madden County Executive Office, County of Ventura
800 S. Victoria Avenue, L#1940
Ventura, CA 93009