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  • Children's Services

    • Who is eligible for services?

    • Who is involved in Children's Services?

    • How does Children's Services work?

    • What is the Children's Services Process?

  • Clerk of Court

    • What are the laws concerning knives; specifically, the carrying of a non-concealed knife, and are there knife designs, blade sizes, etc., that are prohibited?

    • May I travel through Virginia with a firearm in my vehicle?

    • In the instance of a traffic stop, should I advise the police officer that I have a concealed handgun permit?

    • I am a new resident to Virginia and possess a concealed handgun permit issued by a permit-reciprocal state. Will my permit still be honored in Virginia?

    • Are military personnel considered residents or nonresidents for the purpose of a concealed handgun permit?

    • The address on my Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit is no longer correct. Is my permit still valid?

    • The address on my Resident Concealed Handgun Permit is no longer correct. Is my permit still valid?

    • Are Virginia concealed handgun permits issued to non-Virginia residents?

    • Is a concealed handgun permit issued in another state valid or recognized in Virginia?

    • Are law enforcement officers subject to the background check when purchasing firearms?

    • What are the disqualifications for the purchase of a firearm?

    • Does one have to have U.S. citizenship to be eligible to purchase a firearm?

    • Why was my firearms purchase application placed in a status of delay?

    • What are the laws concerning the private sale of a handgun?

    • What is the legal age to purchase ammunition?

    • What is the legal age to purchase or possess a firearm?

    • May I “open carry” a firearm in Virginia?

    • Are firearms registered in Virginia?

  • County Administration

    • Where is the Real Estate Lookup?

    • What is the Administration physical address?

    • What departments are in the County Administration Building?

    • Why is the City reverting?

    • Why don’t the citizens get to vote on this?

    • Will my taxes go up after reversion?

    • Won’t this amount to double taxation?

    • Why are boundary adjustments part of the settlement?

    • The agreement speaks to boundary adjustments. Can you summarize those?

    • Will the Town have a land use assessment and taxation ordinance?

    • What will happen with schools?

    • Does the County assume any of the City/town’s debt?

    • Can you explain the “incentive payment?”

    • How was the amount of the County’s annual payment to the City determined?

    • What election district will Town residents vote in?

    • What is the process from here?

  • Economic Development

    • What is the Economic Development Authority?

    • Why Bedford County?

    • How does the cost of living compare to other localities in Virginia?

    • Where do I find space for expanding my current business in Bedford County?

    • I want to start a business. Where do I begin?

    • Where do I get a business license?

    • How does the EDA help local businesses?

    • Where do I find space for expanding my current business in Bedford County?

  • Geographic Informations Systems (GIS)

    • Where is the Real Estate Lookup?

    • May I name my private driveway?

    • Do I need an address before I apply for a building or zoning permit?

    • Can I obtain GIS data from the County?

    • How is GIS used in Bedford County?

    • What is GIS?

    • How do I report a street sign that needs to be repaired or replaced?

    • How often is the public GIS site updated?

    • How can I get help using the public GIS site?

    • How can I view aerial imagery? Do you have aerial imagery for different years?

    • If I see incorrect information concerning map data or real estate data on the public GIS site, who do I contact?

    • What is the process for changing a street name?

    • What is the process for obtaining an address for a modular or manufactured home?

    • What is the process for obtaining an address for a site built house?

    • How are addresses assigned in Bedford County?

  • Information Technology

    • What is the Administration physical address?

    • What departments are in the County Administration Building?

    • What is the Administration Building mailing address?

  • Nursing Home

    • What type rooms are available?

    • How often does the doctor visit residents?

    • Who are attending physicians?

    • Is there a Beauty/Barber Shop available?

    • May we bring personal items?

    • Are pets allowed to visit residents?

    • Are tobacco products allowed?

    • Are your exterior doors locked?

    • What are visiting hours?

    • How do I finance Nursing Home Care?

  • Registrar

    • How do I register to Vote?

    • Do I have to register by party?

    • How is my ballot counted?

    • What are the reasons my ballot would not be counted?

    • When will I get my ballot?

    • Can I transfer my registration from another state?

    • What should I do if I have changed my name or my local address since the last election?

    • What must I do if I move to another city or county within Virginia?

    • Do I have to register for each election?

    • Is there a residency requirement for voter registration?

    • When can I register to vote?

    • Where do I register to vote?

  • Social Services

    • Who is eligible for services?

    • What happens when a concern is reported to a local agency?

    • What system is in place to protect children?

    • Does CPS provide foster Care Services?

    • Is the purpose of CPS to take children out of the home?

    • How long does it take to become a foster/adoptive parent?

    • Would a child's biological family be involved while a child is living in my home?

    • How long is temporary?

    • What is the goal of foster care?

    • Who are foster children?

    • How do I become a Foster Parent?

    • Who are Foster Parents?

    • Who is involved in Children's Services?

    • How does Children's Services work?

    • What is the Children's Services Process?

  • Tourism

    • What is the Amtrak Smart Bus to Rail Connector Service Schedule?

    • Can you give me directions to:

    • Does Bedford have an Artisan Trail?

    • Does Bedford have a Wine Trail?

    • What are The National D-Day Memorial Hours?

  • Treasurer

    • Do you take DEBIT or CREDIT CARDS for anything other than real estate or personal property taxes?

    • How do I obtain a DOG TAG?

    • How do I make my check payable for STATE INCOME TAXES or ESTIMATED TAXES filed through the County Commissioner of the Revenue's Office?

    • How do I get a COPY OF MY BILL or a COPY OF MY RECEIPT?

    • How can I make a payment if I have a DMV STOP on my account?

    • What should I do if I DID NOT RECEIVE MY REAL ESTATE OR PERSONAL PROPERTY Bill?

    • What should I do if I have a MORTGAGE ESCROW & I received the bill for my taxes?

    • Do you accept POSTMARK or must the payment be received by the due date?

    • May I pay both real estate & personal property on the same check?

    • To whom do I make my CHECK PAYABLE?

    • How do I find what I owe in real estate or personal property taxes on the County Website?

  • Waste Management

    • Is yard debris and brush accepted at Bedford County's Convenience Centers?

    • When can I take HHW to the landfill?

    • Does Bedford County have mulch available for citizens?

    • Does Bedford County provide shredding services for citizens?

    • Does Bedford County accept Plastic # 1-7 for recycling?

    • I live in the Town of Bedford. Am I allowed to use Bedford County Convenience Centers and Landfill?

    • I just moved to Bedford County, do I need a permit to dump my trash at the local convenience centers?

    • I just remodeled my home, can I take the demolition material to a convenience center in the County?