Airport Land Use Commission

Ventura County Airport Land Use Commission

The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) serves as the designated Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) for the four public, private, and military airports located within Ventura County. The Commission adopted the Ventura County Airport Comprehensive Land Use Plan (ACLUP) on July 7, 2000, which serves as the airport land use compatibility plan (ALUCP) as required by state law for the Ventura region. The ACLUP covers the Camarillo, Santa Paula and Oxnard Airports, Naval Air Station Point Mugu, and the surrounding areas.

Created in 1967 by the California State Legislature, Airport Land Use Commissions “protect the public health, safety, and welfare by encouraging orderly expansion of airports and the adoption of land use measures that minimizes exposure to excessive noise and safety hazards within areas around public airports to the extent that these areas are not already devoted to incompatible uses.”

The State Aeronautics Act (SAA) requires that a general plan amendment or adoption of a zoning ordinance within the airport influence area must first be referred to the ALUC for a determination as to whether the proposed action is consistent with the airport land use compatibility plan. The Caltrans Division of Aeronautics and its California Airport Land Use Planning Handbook provide guidance to airport land use commissions, local agencies, and airport planners and managers. In addition, the ALUC is required to review all applications for airports in Ventura County, including heliports or vertiports.

The request for an ALUC Consistency Review should follow the Instructions and include the Application Form available for download here.

To determine whether a proposed project may be subject to a Consistency Review, the map below identifies the Airport Influence Areas defined by the adopted Ventura County ACLUP.

For any questions, please contact Amanda Fagan, Director of Planning and Sustainability, at or (805) 642-1591.

County of Ventura Department of Airports and the Camarillo and Oxnard Airport Authorities

The Oxnard and Camarillo airports are owned and managed by the County of Ventura Department of Airports. The Department of Airports is a separate agency from VCTC, and the Camarillo and Oxnard Airport Authorities are separate regulatory bodies from the Ventura County Airport Land Use Commission.
The Camarillo Airport Authority advises the Camarillo City Council and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on policy matters relating to Camarillo Airport operations and development, and land use policy matters within the Camarillo Airport Zone as defined in the Joint Powers Agreement. The Oxnard Airport Authority considers and recommends to the Oxnard City Council and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors appropriate standards for operations at the Oxnard Airport and development around the Oxnard Airport, so that operations and airport development are compatible with each other.
The County of Ventura Department of Airports has two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 150 Noise Studies underway. More information can be found on the County’s website

Airport Influence Areas and Compatibility Zones