Monterey County offices will be closed in observance of the county-wide winter recess from December 24, 2014 through January 1, 2015. During this period, regular services of the Resource Management Agency (RMA) are not available. For emergency road maintenance issues, please call 911.

For County facility maintenance issues, please call 755-4744.

For emergency inspection services including gas and electric reconnection, fire damage reports, emergency planning permits, major building damage or other emergency situations, please call 831-755-5445.

County offices will reopen on Friday, January 2, 2015.

The Resource Management Agency brings together a range of functions, including Building Services, Planning, 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.


  • Administration - Provides management oversight for land use functions within the RMA and coordinates with outside agencies. Also, provides services that support RMA operations (Finance, HR, Risk, IS) management.

    Carl P. Holm, AICP - Acting Director RMA

  • Building Services - Provides plan check and inspection services. Also, manages code enforcement activities.

    Michael A. Rodriguez, CBO - Chief Building Official
    Daniel Dobrilovic - Deputy Building Official

  • Planning Services - Provide land use permit services. Also, manages the County's land use policies and regulations.

    Michael Novo, AICP - Director of Planning

  • Public Works - Maintains the County's infrastructure including roads, bridges and County facilities.

    Robert K. Murdoch, PE - Director of Public Works
    Paul Greenway, PE - Assistant Director of Public Works

  • Environmental Services

    Tom Moss - Senior Water Resources Hydrologist


The Vision of the Monterey County Resource Management Agency is to enhance the quality of life and economic health of the community by providing responsive, efficient, and high quality public services and to promote good stewardship of natural and man-made resources.


  • Honesty, hard work, and ethical behavior
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Communication and Coordination with the public and partner agencies
  • Empower staff and recognize superior performance
  • Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents
  • Excellence in service delivery