Community Development Department

Document Center


The Document Center contains links to Community Development Department documents and information, including applications for the Planning Division, Building and Safety Division, and Code Compliance, as well as links to the Ojai Municipal Code.

It is important that you receive accurate information in response to your building and zoning questions. We recommend that you request information in writing.  This helps assure that we understand the situation you are inquiring about, and gives you a response upon which you can rely. Click here to download a Community Development Department Information Request Form.


 

Ojai’s General Plan
City of Ojai Boundaries Map
Public Transit Stop Map
Complete Streets Policy
Design Guidelines & Area Plans
Ground Disturbance Statement
2014-21 Housing Element
Landscaping Standards
Land Use Map
Lighting Standards
Municipal Code
Neighborhood Planning
Parking Standards
Profile of the City
Sign Standards
Subdivision Regulations
Trees
Zoning Map

 


Planning Division

Instructions for Submitting Applications
Ground Disturbance Statement
Abandoned Property Registration Permit Application
Allocation Application
Animal Keeping
Bed and Breakfast
Certificate of Compliance Application
Commercial & Manufacturing Zoning Districts
Concept Review Application
Conditional Use Permit
Design Review Permits
Directors Exemption from Planning Commission Review of a Design Review Permit
Environmental Review Summary
Fences, Walls, Hedges, & Screening
Final Parcel Tract Map
General Plan Amendment Application
Guest Houses
Height Measurement & Exceptions
Historic Preservation
Home Occupation Permits
Landscaping Standards
Lighting Standards
Lot Line Adjustment Application
Minor CUP Application
Minor Variances
Miscellaneous Permit
Outdoor Display Guidelines
Planned Development Permit
Pre-application Conference Application
Property Owners Labels Public Request Form
Second Residential Units
Signs
Subdivision Tentative Tract Parcel Map Application
Swimming Pool Fences
Temporary Use Permits
Text Amendment
Trees
Variances
Zone Change Application
Zone Clearance

Building and Safety Division

Building & Saftey Handouts
Building Permit Application
Ground Disturbance Statement
Ventura County Fire Department Form 126-A Requirements for Construction Application
Building Appeal Application
Building Appeals Board Informational Sheet
Code Interpretation Application

 

Code Compliance Division

If you have witnessed a City of Ojai municipal code compliance violation:

  1. Establish whether the violation occurred in the City limits. Please view this map. If the violation did not occur in city limits, please contact the County of Ventura http://www.ventura.org/rma/codecompliance/.
  2. Please use this form to file a written complaint. To make a complaint via telephone please leave a message for the code compliance officer, 646-5581 ext. 117.

Most Common Code Compliance Issues:

Contractor’s Construction Hours Violation: 5-11.05(c) (Work hours are 7 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays)

Construction without a Permit: 7-1.206

Storing Vehicles on Street: 3-2.1110 (on street) – Please call the Police Department at 646-1414

Maintenance of front and street side yards: 10-2.804(e)(2) (Limitations on uses of setbacks)

Leaf Blowers: 5-11.05(e) (Noise Ordinance)

Leaf Blowers: Frequently Asked Questions handout (in English)

Leaf Blowers: Frequently Asked Questions handout (in Spanish)

Lighting Ordinance: 10-2.16.5 (Exterior Lighting Standards)

Noise: 5-11 (Noise Ordinance)

POD/Auxiliary Buildings/Dumpsters: 9-7.07

Plastic Bag Ordinance: 5-13.101-105 (Single-Use Carryout bags)

RV Storage: 9-9.506 (Standards for recreational vehicles)

Signs: 10-2.16 (Sign Standards)

Styrofoam Ordinance: 5-14.101-106 (Environmentally acceptable packaging materials)

Sub-standard Buildings: Uniform Housing Code 1001

Tree Ordinance: 4.11.04 (Preservation, Cutting, Storage Under and Removal of Oak, Sycamore, Heritage and Other Designated Mature Trees)

Walls/Fences/Hedges: 10-2.805 (Fences, Walls, Hedges, and Screening)