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Resource Management Agency


Planning Services
168 W. Alisal St.
2nd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-5025
(831) 757-9516

Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information on this website and all its documents, users are advised to contact applicable County Resource Management Agency staff before making project decisions and fee estimates.




The Resource Management Agency (RMA) brings together a range of Land Use functions, including Building Services, Environmental Services, Planning Department and Public Works to ensure safe building construction, plan for the future needs of the County, manage infrastructure and county facilities, and protect natural resources.

The mission of RMA Planning is to provide high-quality customer service in the areas of land use, development and resource protection to residents and business operators throughout the unincorporated areas of Monterey County. RMA Planning consists of two divisions:

  • The Current Planning Division is responsible for reviewing land use and development proposals and permit requests for consistency with the County's adopted land use policies and regulations and taking the appropriate action on these requests.
  • The Long Range Planning Division is responsible for creating and implementing the County's development policies and regulations, primarily through the administration of the General Plan, Community Master Plans and the Zoning Ordinance.

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