The Bedford County Board of Zoning Appeals (or BZA) is comprised of seven citizens appointed for the seven voting districts in the County. The composition of the Board of Zoning Appeals is established under, Section 15.2-2308 of the Code of Virginia. The powers and duties of the BZA are specifically assigned under Section 15.2-2309 of the Code of Virginia.
Each member is appointed by the Judge of the Circuit Court to serve a term of five years. The Board of Zoning Appeals may hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any administrative officer in the administration or enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.