Bedford County is scheduled to enter Phase Three on July 1, 2020. In Phase Three, we will maintain a Safer at Home strategy with continued recommendations for social distancing and teleworking, and the face coverings requirements for indoor public settings.
Open to the Public, face masks are strongly recommended
The Bedford Public Library System buildings have reopened to the public. In accordance with the Governor’s order, masks must be worn by staff and all patrons over 10, for the safety of our employees and other library users.
We have rearranged and removed furniture and toys to encourage proper distancing throughout the buildings. Please follow all directional and social distancing markings. There will not be as many seats in the buildings, as occupancy is limited by available square footage.
Meeting rooms are not available as we are utilizing them in our ongoing Quarantine and Clean process.
Some computer stations have been disabled to allow proper distancing. This may cause wait times for available computers, and the session time has been shortened to one hour to share limited resources. Computer assistance may be available remotely, with a staff member taking over your screen from a distance. If you need more intensive help, please bring a friend or family member to assist you.
There will be hand sanitizer available – ask a staff member if you need some! We will be regularly cleaning high-touch areas. If you or a family member feel unwell, please stay home or utilize our contactless Grab and Go service, which we are continuing to provide.
We will resume charging fines on overdue materials on June 1. Please return all materials to the outside book drops as it is easier to keep our Quarantine and Clean flow if everything is returned in one spot. There will be a delay in items being removed from your account because of our 72 hour quarantine, but we adjust the check in date so fines are NOT charged for those days.
Bedford County Public Schools are on track to Open for the upcoming academic term.
On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Governor Northam announced the guidelines that we will need to follow to reopen schools during various phases of the Forward Virginia plan. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has also released guidance for schools and districts to consider when planning exactly how we will return to school this Summer and Fall.
For inquiries regarding income tax filings please call (540) 586-7621.
Open to the Public but residents are strongly urged to consider utilizing online tools to apply for building permits online using the County’s self- service site:
Staff will review and issue permits via email.
All convenience centers are open at this time.
Open to the Public
Open to the Public, (Phase III) Please continue to utilize face masks and continue to social distance.
Open to the Public,however Residents can apply for building permits online using the County’s self- service site:
Staff will review and issue permits via email.
On site visits: Family services staff will be dispatched out to valid cases as appropriate.
- EBT Cards: The issuance of emergency EBT cards will be handled through the mail as mandated in SNAP policy issued March 20, 2020. Enterprise Customer Service Center for SNAP can be reached at 1-855-635-4370.
- Healthcare: Cover Virginia for Medicaid can be reached at 1-855-242-8282. Help answering questions regarding benefits can be found at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov. Health Insurance Marketplace questions can be directed to 1-800-318-2596 or www.healthcare.gov
Social Services Board (DSS):
Department of Social Services Board (DSS) has cancelled the remainder of its March meetings. Ongoing, the Board will meet plan to meet at the same place and time in the Burks Scott Building at 9 am on the third Thursday of each month. Additionally, the Board plans to have one member attend by phone, give permission for one member to be absent and three to be in attendance. The reason for this is to give the Board a quorum as our by-laws allow for one member to attend by phone. The members will rotate the physical attendance as long as needed.
Please call (540) 586-7670 with any questions.
Mail: Tax payments can be mailed to 122 E. Main St, Suite 101, Bedford, VA 24523.
- For credit card payments through the mail please use the back of the bill or visit: https://www.bedfordcountyva.gov/about-bedford/covid-19 to download a credit card form (form is located under the FAQ section on the left hand side).
- Checks: If possible, please include a copy of the tax bill and/or write the account number or RPC number on the check.
- Drop Box: Payments can also be placed in the secure drop box located in front of the
Administration Building on Main Street.
Online: Residents may also use www.officialpayments.com (a small convenience fee is added per transaction). To use this site,