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There are several options to register!
IN PERSON: Walk-in registrations are accepted at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
BY MAIL: Complete the registration form (available on the City’s website). Make a check payable to City of Moorpark for the total amount due. If paying by credit card, include credit card number and expiration date, and sign where indicated. Mail registration form and payment to: City of Moorpark, Attn: Recreation Registration, 799 Moorpark Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021 BY PHONE: Call us at (805) 517-6300. Registrations are accepted during office hours. Have your registration information and Visa or Mastercard ready. Please do not leave your credit card number on the voice mail system.
ONLINE: Click on the link for online registration. Search for activities by code, keyword, age, or category. You can then register and pay by credit card. Don’t forget to print your enrollment receipt. Please note: New accounts must be approved by the Recreation Division. Accounts will be approved within 1 business day. Once approved, you will receive e-mail notification and you will be able to register on-line.
Please look below for the cancellation or refund policy that applies to you:
Recreation Program Refund Policy:
Registrations are taken on a first come/first served basis, unless otherwise noted. Programs may be combined or canceled as necessary if the minimum enrollment is not met. Program information is subject to change. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. The City accepts cash, check, Visa, and Mastercard. (Phone and fax registrations must be paid by credit card). There is a $25 NSF fee. Withdrawals: Requests for withdrawals must be received as follows: 1) One-session programs: at least 1 business day prior to program date, 2) 2+ session programs: prior to the 2nd meeting date, 3) Sports leagues: prior to the posting of the game schedule. Refunds/credits will be pro-rated, and any costs incurred by the City or instructor will be deducted from refunds/credits. Credits will be applied to your account at Arroyo Vista and are good through the fiscal year. Refunds will be issued by check for check or cash payment and back to the credit card account for credit card payment. In addition to deductions stated above, a $10 processing fee is deducted from all refunds. Cancellations: Full refunds or credits will be issued for classes canceled by the City. Inclement Weather: Outdoor classes will not be held during rainy conditions. Make-up class dates will be scheduled for rain outs.
Camp Moorpark Refund Policy:
Requests for transfers, credits, or refunds must be received by the Recreation office no later than 12:00 noon the prior business day. Transfers, credits, or refunds will not be issued if not received by this time.
TRANSFERS: You may transfer your child from one camp day to another if space is available. If there is a cost difference between the day registered and the day requested for the transfer, either the balance must be paid at the time of transfer, or a credit will be issued at the time of transfer. Transfers requested at least five (5) business days in advance will incur no additional fee. Transfers requested less than five (5) business days in advance will incur a $5 per child per day transfer fee, which must be paid at the time of the transfer.
CREDITS: If received at least five (5) business days in advance, 100% of your fees will be applied to your Recreation account and may be used toward any program we offer for one fiscal year (ending on June 30, 2019). If received less than five (5) business days in advance, a $5 per child per day cancellation fee will be deducted from the credit.
REFUNDS: If received at least five (5) business days in advance, a $5 per child per day cancellation fee will be deducted for all refunds. If received less than five (5) business days in advance, a $10 per child per day cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund. In addition to cancellation fees, a $10 refund processing fee is deducted per refund transaction. Refunds will be issued via check (if paid by check or cash) or as a refund to your credit card account (if paid by credit card).
SICK DAYS OR ABSENCES: Refunds, credits, or transfers for sick days and other absences are not available.
Park Rental Cancellations and Fee Refund Policy:
Rental fee refunds for Park Rental cancellations are subject to the fees described below and the fee amounts as specified in the City Council’s Resolution Establishing Park Rental Fees, Deposits, and Additional Charges. Refunds will not be issued for permits with rental fees of $25 or less. The permit application fee is non‐refundable, except for cancellations due to inclement weather or conditions which make the facility unusable, and described below.
a. For cancellations received thirty (30) calendar days or more in advance of the Rental date, the City will refund allfees paid (except non-refundable fees) less a processing fee established by City Council Resolution. Renter may also elect to reschedule the canceled Rental, or receive a full credit, which may be applied to a future Rental date. Said credit must be used within one (1) year of the cancellation.
b. For cancellations received between twenty-nine (29) and five (5) calendar days prior to the Rental date, the City will refund all fees paid less any costs incurred by the City, a processing fee, and a cancellation fee established by City Council Resolution. Renter may also elect to reschedule the canceled Rental, or receive a full credit, which may be applied to a future Rental date. Said credit must be used within one (1) year of the cancellation.
c. For cancellations received less than five (5) calendar days prior to the Rental date, the City will refund the security deposit, only, less any costs incurred by the City. If a security deposit was not paid, no fees will be refunded. Renter will not have the option to reschedule the canceled Rental.
d. For cancellations due to inclement weather (temperatures below 45°F or above 95°F, active precipitation, winds in excess of thirty (30) miles-per-hour, or heavy fog), a National Weather Service forecast twenty-four hours prior to the rental date of 50% or greater chance of inclement weather in Moorpark during the rental hours, or conditions which make the park facility unusable (as determined by the Director), Renter is entitled to a full refund. Renter may also elect to reschedule the canceled Rental.
Facility Rental Cancellations and Fee Refund Policy:
Rental cancellations are subject to the following:
a. For cancellations received ninety (90) days or more in advance of the Rental date, the City will refund all fees paid (except no-refundable fees) less a $25 processing fee.
b. For cancellations received between eighty-nine (89) and fifteen (15) days prior to the Rental date, the City will refund all fees paid (except non-refundable fees) less any costs incurred by the City, plus a $100 cancellation fee and a $25 processing fee.
c. For cancellations received less than fifteen (15) days prior to the Rental date, the City will refund the security deposit only, less any costs incurred by the City plus $25 processing fee.
Park and facility rental permits are available in person only at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, located at 4550 Tierra Rejada Road. Renters must be at least 21 years of age. Bring a photo ID, proof of residency, and payment (cash, check, Visa/MasterCard).
From the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley:Take the 118 Freeway West to Moorpark:Exit Los Angeles Avenue. Turn RIGHT (west) onto Los Angeles Avenue. Stay on Los Angeles Avenue until you reach Tierra Rejada Road. Turn LEFT onto Tierra Rejada Rd. Turn LEFT at Countrywood. Follow the access road to the bottom of the hill.
From Thousand Oaks and Calabasas:Take the 101 to the 23 Freeway North to Moorpark:Exit Tierra Rejada Road. Turn LEFT and go into Moorpark. Turn RIGHT at Countrywood Road. Follow the access road to the bottom of the hill.
From Camarillo, Ventura, and Oxnard: Take Highway 118 East to Moorpark:When you reach Moorpark, turn RIGHT at Tierra Rejada Road. Turn LEFT at Countrywood. Follow the access road to the bottom of the hill.
From Fillmore and Santa ClaritaTake Highway 126 to Highway 23 South to Moorpark:The 23 South will become Moorpark Avenue. Stay on Moorpark Avenue to Los Angeles Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto Los Angeles Avenue. Turn LEFT onto Tierra Rejada Rd. Turn LEFT at Countrywood. Follow the access road to the bottom of the hill.
Please note that MapQuest and Google Maps directions may not be accurate!
City Hall is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Code Compliance staff are often in the field, so we strongly recommend that you call us at (805) 517-6232 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure we can meet when it is convenient for you.
Send us a message at email@example.com.
If you are establishing a new business, constructing tenant improvements, a new addition or a new structure, then you likely need permits. Before getting started on a project, please contact the Community Development Department at (805) 517-6200. We’ll help make sure you’re on the right track with respect to the having the required paperwork.
If you suspect someone of working without permits, please contact the Code Compliance Division via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (805) 517-6232.
It depends on the activity. Generally, the City has regulations pertaining to noise, property maintenance, property usage, signage, etc. Give us a call at (805) 517-6232 or send an email to email@example.com to discuss your concerns.
Before signing a lease or commencing operation, please call the Planning Division at (805) 517 6230, or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to help you succeed and would appreciate the opportunity to work with you early in the process to ensure the best possible outcome.
At a minimum, you will need to obtain a Business Registration from the City of Moorpark. This can be done over the counter at City Hall during our normal business hours.
Folks who intend to sell products or services door-to-door will need a Street Vendor Permit. Please email the Code Compliance Division at email@example.com to obtain an application form and schedule an appointment for issuance.
Home-based businesses are allowed in Moorpark. Please take a look at the requirements in Municipal Code Section 17.28.020 (B), and submit an application for a Home Occupation Permit and a Business Registration. Give us a call at (805) 517-6232 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get copies of the application forms. The forms are also available through the city’s website here and here.
We understand that signage is an important aspect of most businesses. Sign regulations can be found in Municipal Code Section 17.40. Signs are regulated differently in different parts of the City, so please call us at (805) 517-6232 or send an email to email@example.com before you move forward.
Please note that temporary yard signs, feather signs, and mobile signs are generally prohibited throughout Moorpark.
If you live on a public street, yes. Public streets are for the benefit of everyone and parking spaces are not reserved or restricted. However, vehicles may not be stored in the public right of way for periods greater than 72 hours. If a vehicle appears to have been abandoned or left in the same spot for 72 hours or more, give us a call at (805) 517-6232 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will work with Parking Enforcement and the Moorpark Police Department to address the problem.
Streets are considered public right of way. Consequently, residents may not reserve parking for their use on any public street by any means.
Per Moorpark Municipal Code Section 8.36.070 (C), trashcans may only be placed in the street between 5:30 p.m. the day before collection and 10:00 p.m. the day of collection.
Placing objects in the right of way without an Encroachment Permit is a violation of Moorpark Municipal Code Section 12.04.230. Generally speaking, the public right of way is reserved for vehicle traffic and parking; privately owned storage is not permitted.
Structures that are less than 120 square feet and have no utility connections do not require a permit. The structure must comply with required property line and adjacent structure setbacks. Sheds may not be used as habitable structures under any circumstances.
Most residential zones in the City are limited to a total of four dogs and cats per property. Per Moorpark Municipal Code Section 17.28.030 (5)(a), up to fifteen smaller pets, such as hamsters, rats and guinea pigs and small birds (less than 6” in height) may be kept on any residentially zoned property. If animals are to be kept outside, enclosures must be at least 15’ from the property line.
In order to keep larger animals such as equines, bovines, porcines, and fowl, such as chickens or ducks, you must be located in a Rural or Agricultural zone.
Before you purchase or adopt that adorable animal, check you property’s zoning by checking the City’s Zoning Map, or with the City’s GIS system, and consult Moorpark Municipal Code Section 17.28.030.
Please note that all dogs and cats in the City of Moorpark must have a pet license.
No, the City of Moorpark prohibits short term rentals (i.e. for periods less than thirty days) throughout the City. Homes may be rented for periods greater than thirty days.
Recent changes in state law allow property owners to develop accessory dwelling units, including garage conversions, on residential properties. However, such modifications require a permit and must be completed in compliance with all applicable building and safety codes. Contact the Planning Division via email at email@example.com or via phone at (805) 517-6226 with questions regarding Accessory Dwelling Units.
Conversion of a garage, shed, or other space without the benefit of permits poses a serious health and safety risk and is a violation of the Moorpark Municipal Code. Work done without proper permits may be required to be removed.
We’re sorry to hear that; the City takes incidents of graffiti very seriously. We recommend that you contact the Moorpark Police Department at (805) 532-2700 so that Deputies may take a report. The MPD works hard to track down individuals responsible for vandalism and graffiti. When they are successful, victims can sometimes collect restitution.
Once a police report has been taken, property owners are required to remove or paint over graffiti within five days. Left alone, one instance of graffiti tends to attract further vandalism and property damage.
Awesome! We hope you and your guests have a great time! First and foremost, be a good neighbor and advise those around you of your plans. Good communication goes a long way. In terms of City regulations, you will want to keep any noise below 75 dB as measured at the property line. After 10:00 p.m., any noise disturbance becomes a violation of Moorpark Municipal Code Section 17.53.070, so plan to turn off any amplified sound before that time.
If you’re not sure how much noise you are generating, you can get an idea by downloading one of several free apps available for your smartphone.
City Hall is located at 799 Moorpark Avenue, 805-517-6200.
The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce is located at 18 High Street, and their telephone number is 805-529-0322.
Please call the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center at 805-517-6300 for rental information.
The closest Passport Acceptance Facility is at the Thousand Oaks Library (1401 E. Janss Road). To schedule an appointment, visit www.tolibrary.org/services/passport-appointment. More information about passports is also available at the U.S. State Department website.
To find your polling place, please call 805-654-2781, or visit the County Recorder’s website.
For answers to election questions you may call 805-654-2664, or visit the Ventura County Elections Division website.
Our Public Counter is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome during public counter hours. Appointments are recommended for entitlement application submittals.
For general questions regarding zoning or application submittals, please contact a planner at (805) 517-6200, or stop by City Hall at 799 Moorpark Avenue, Moorpark.
Click here to view current and past Planning Commission Agendas. Agendas are generally posted the Friday before the scheduled Planning Commission meeting.
A planning permit is required for most projects that involve exterior modifications to a structure, modifications to an existing commercial or industrial property (such as landscape or parking lot changes), development of a property, and certain uses within an existing or proposed structure.
The Zoning map is available in the City’s website here, and the General Plan map can also be found here. Additional information is available through the City’s public GIS system You may speak with a planner at (805) 517-6200, or visit us during open counter hours.
Once you determine your property’s zone, review the table of permitted uses in the Moorpark Municipal Code, Section 17.20. If you have any questions or need help navigating the use table, please e-mail the Planning Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Code Compliance Division at email@example.com for assistance.
The Planning Division maintains a list of pending major projects, which is available here. A list of all entitlement applications received by the City can be found here.
You will need to obtain a Home Occupation Permit and Business Registration prior to operating a business from a residential property.Typical home occupations include mobile businesses such as landscapers, car washing services, contractors, and home- based businesses such as internet sales. Moorpark Municipal Code Section 17.28.020 (B) for a full list of regulations and operating standards.
Moorpark Municipal Code Section 17.24.030 provides standards for residential walls and fences. Please be aware that walls over 3’ in height may require an engineered footing. If your project falls into that category, please contact the Building and Safety Division at (805) 517-6272 for more information.
In many cases, the answer is yes! Please e-mail the planning department at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the feasibility of your proposed improvements.
Short term use of storage containers may be permitted during construction on residential properties for which a Building Permit has been obtained. Please contact the Code Compliance Division at email@example.com for information.
This information is available from the Ventura County Assessor’s Office.
Prior to signing a lease, buying a property, or initiating a use, we strongly recommend that you meet a city planner to verify that your business can be permitted in the location of your choice and go over the permitting process.
A Zone Clearance and Business Registration are required in order to conduct any business from a non- residential location. A Zone Clearance must also be obtained for new businesses and when an existing business changes locations. In some cases, a new business may require an Administrative Permit or Conditional Use Permit.
Often, a new business or a business moving to a new location will need an Occupancy Inspection. Please contact the Building and Safety Department at (805) 517-6272 for more information.
With few exceptions, business signs will require the issuance of a Sign Permit or a Temporary Sign Permit.
Signs are regulated somewhat differently in various zones and Specific Plan areas, and are covered by Moorpark Municipal Code Section 17.40. Additionally, it is recommended you contact the Planning Department to see if your sign would be required to follow specific guidelines assigned by a Master Sign Program, (frequently associated with a commercial development), or other conditions of approval associated with industrial projects. Approved sign programs are available online here.
Contact the Planning Division or the Code Compliance Division for more help on determining which regulations might apply to your sign.
For a commercial or industrial zoned property, shipping storage containers are considered “outdoor storage” and are generally prohibited. However, outdoor storage may be considered on a temporary basis through a Temporary Use Permit (TUP), when the use of the containers is in conjunction with a permitted business or construction activity. A Temporary Use Permit, if approved, will allow the container on the property for a maximum of 90 (ninety) days, with a possible extension of an additional 90 (ninety) days.
If you are starting a food truck/food cart business, you will need a Business Registration. You also need to contact the Ventura County Environmental Health Division at (805) 654-2813 regarding their requirements.
If located on private property, you will also need to obtain a Temporary Use Permit, with up to one extension (if approved). After that, you would be required to obtain an Administrative Permit (if approved).
If located on a public street, you will also need to submit a Vendor Form and obtain a Badge from the City. A vendor may not stop a vehicle for more than thirty (30) minutes in any one (1) location, unless a Temporary Use Permit has been applied for and approved.
If located at Moorpark College, food vendors do not need to obtain a Business Registration, but will need permits from Ventura County Environmental Health Division and from the college.
Additional requirements and restrictions can be found in the Moorpark Municipal Code Section 5.64.
A “temporary use” is one which occupies a parcel of land for a period of more than one hour within a 24- hour period. Temporary use permits (TUP) are often granted for construction signs, Christmas tree lots, community events, carnivals, and outdoor sales. Generally, TUPs are only issued for events on private property.
If you would like to hold an event in a City Park contact the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department for a Park Rental Permit at (805) 517-6305.
Contact the Code Compliance Division via email at firstname.lastname@example.org