Development Services is now Community Development. Community Development provides services to Oxnard residents in the areas of planning, building, development, engineering, economic development, traffic engineering, and transportation planning and public improvement inspections.
Community Development is conveniently located in the Oxnard Service Center:
214 S. ‘C’ Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
Please see Divisions/Programs below for contact information and counter hours.
Building & Engineering oxnard.org/build (805) 385-7925
Ensures the safety of new building construction and related infrastructure by verifying compliance with adopted codes, ordinances, policies, and design guidelines. Projects are reviewed for compliance with California Building Codes, State laws, disabled access, energy conservation, green building standards, fire prevention, stormwater quality, and Public Works design criteria.
Typical Building & Engineering Services:
• Building and construction-related permits Click Here For Online Status Inquires
• Solar installation, EV charging stations, plumbing, electrical, mechanical permits
• Building inspections
• Building records
• Building downloads
Building & Engineering Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Monday – Thursday) / 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Alternate Fridays)
Permit Technician Counter Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Monday – Thursday) / 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Alternate Fridays)
Check-in no later than 2:30 in order to be served by a permit technician before 4 pm. New Permit Submittals & Permit Issuance will be limited to over-the-counter type. Due to the high number of plan checks, we are currently experiencing an extended turn around times.
Over-the-Counter Plan Check Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Monday – Thursday) & 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Alternate Fridays)
Planning Division oxnard.org/planning (805) 385-7858
Planning & Environmental Services Division processes land use entitlements, ensuring compliance with land use, zoning, CEQA regulations, and the goals specified in the General Plan and other State legislative requirements. Planning Division assists with starting a new business or to modify an existing business. Check with Planning first when considering any residential, commercial or industrial project.
Planning Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Monday – Thursday) & 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Alternate Fridays)
Planning Counter Hours:
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Monday – Thursday) & 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Alternate Fridays)
Planning Staff is available to process Home Occupation and Zone Clearance Permits during normal business hours.
Economic Development oxnard.org/econdev (805) 385-7407
Economic Development focuses on business retention, expansion, support and attraction. Provides resources and information that assists all local and prospective businesses. Supports workforce development.
Code Compliance/Enforcement oxnard.org/code (805) 385-7940
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for the enforcement of most of the City Codes, including building, zoning, advertising, and property maintenance codes.
Typical Code Compliance Services:
• Zoning and Building Code Compliance
• Property safety, maintenance, and appearance
• Commercial maintenance and appearance including signs, landscaping, etc.
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