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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.

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    Building Inspections

    The Building Inspection office is responsible for ensuring public health, safety & welfare associated with the design, construction & utilization of public and private buildings. County inspectors inspect all buildings under construction for compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Read More>>

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    Geographic Information System

    The Bedford County Department of Geographic Information Systems is designed to allow residents and professionals to view many layers of geographic information, including tax, assessment, zoning, utilities, school, political, topography and public safety. Our maps incorporates information from Bedford County and the Town of Bedford, and replaces each of these localities' earlier GIS sites. Read More>>

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    Natural Resources

    Bedford The Bedford County 2030 Comprehensive Plan (“the Plan”) was adopted in June 2007 and amended in 2011, 2013 and 2015. The 2011 amendment incorporated the addition of Chapter 14 Urban Development Areas: this chapter was adopted for addition on June 13, 2011. The 2013 amendment incorporated the addition of Chapter 15 Bedford City/Town Reversion; this chapter was adopted for addition on October 15, 201. Read more>>

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    Planning & Zoning

    The Planning and Zoning Division manages the County's Comprehensive Planning Program and coordinates the County's development review process. This division administers the County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. Read More>>