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Ventura City Hall

501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001-2697
+1 805-654-7800
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Great Government Staff - Planning/Permit Department

I had my first experience with the Ventura City Planning/Permit Department a week ago. Going to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great views of Ventura

Situated in downtown, lovely architecture and art/décor inside. Great views looking back over... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001-2697
+1 805-654-7800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my first experience with the Ventura City Planning/Permit Department a week ago. Going to their office with trepidation, I was greeted by a very nice lady at the Permits desk who asked if she could help. I explained that this was my first...More

Thank RollsBob
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Situated in downtown, lovely architecture and art/décor inside. Great views looking back over downtown and the coast. Worth a look.

Thank Savcat
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I've taken the legal tour of Ventura presented by Mr. Senate, which includes history about Ventura's own Erle Stanley Gardner. The tour is informative and entertaining. The building in beautiful and a great city treasure.

Thank RalphVentura
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice building where you can get in and enjoy the marbled floors and the tinted windows. They have arts on display on the second floor. Behind the city hall is the botanical gardens where you can go hiking.

Thank Jomama_Fosho
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The art work on the walls is fantastic as is the tile work & stained glass windows. Walk or elevator to very top for a wonderful view of Santa Barbara.

Thank lindadilts
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This building has been the setting for some movies, "Chinatown" being one. The lovely marble inside and the detailed carvings outside the building show its history. A few years ago I went on a ghost tour that included this building. Spooky!

Thank Sundancer93003
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Beautiful architecture in this building, which is rich with history! Lovely works of art, lining the hallways. Employees were friendly and eager to share information about the City Hall. A local man couldn't stop telling us ghost stories about "his city". The 24 faces are...More

Thank Travel-lady03
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Lining the halls of this classic city hall are works of various local artists. A wide variety of artistic styles and mediums are on display. A great place to admire art. Lots of parking, and it is, of course, free!

Thank George K
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Get a docent to take you around. Lovely architecture and rooms. A highlight of Ventura. Of another age.

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We spent 30 minutes walking the marble halls and reading about the City Hall and its history. If it is a hot day this would be a place to cool off and there are public restrooms available.

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9 November 2015|
Response from Meg G | Reviewed this property |
No. It is only open during normal weekday business hours, as it is the official City Hall.