Virtual Services

Community Development

The City of Ventura is making it easier to do business in Ventura by creating a virtual one-stop-shop for residents, developers, and business owners. No need to come to City Hall, you can now submit electronic applications for City permits and development projects online, anytime, anywhere.

Building and Safety, Planning, Land Development, Fire Prevention, and Transportation Divisions

All applications, plan submittals, and resubmittals for the Community Development, Fire, and Public Works Departments continue to be only accepted electronically.

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How to Connect

To provide the best customer service we can during this time, the Community Development, Public Works Departments, and Fire Prevention Services can be reached through one common phone line and email account.

Development Services

Staff will be available to answer your call, provide you a response during normal business hours, and direct your inquiry to the right people to take care of your needs. Additional information can found on our website.

Counter Hours 

  • Monday - Wednesday
    7:30AM - 4:00PM 
  • Thursday
    9:00AM - 4:00PM 
  • Friday (closed alternate Fridays)
    7:30AM - 4:00PM 
  • Closed every day from 12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Please note: We continue to only process electronic submittals.

Public Works

Additional updates and contact information on Public Works projects and services can be found on the Public Works homepage.