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ATTENTION VOTER: Important Information regarding Absentee Voting for the 2019 General Election Begins Friday


Public Notice:  Please take note that at the Board of Supervisors regular meeting on October 21, 2019 has been rescheduled for October 28, 2019, beginning at 7:00 pm; a work session beginning at 5:00 pm has been added that night as well.  Both meetings will be held in the Boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office, 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA.


Public Notice: Please take notice the Board of Supervisors has added a Worksession on October 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office, 122 E. Main Street, Bedford, VA for a presentation regarding the Smith Mountain Lake Center and a discussion regarding CAD RMS software.  (The Regular Meeting already scheduled for the same evening at 7:00 pm will still be held as well.)

Public Notice: Please take note the Board of Supervisors November 7, 2019 CIP work session with the School Board has been moved to November 14, 2019, beginning at 5:00 pm. This meeting will be held in the Ground Floor Meeting Room of the Bedford County Administration Building, 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA.

The entire list of Board meetings for the remainder of the year is as follows:

  • October            28th        Work session at 5:00 pm; Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm (both meetings will be in the Boardroom) (moved from 10/21)
  • November       14th      (Thursday) CIP Work Session with School Board– beginning at 5:00 pm (moved from 11/7)
  •                         25th       Regular Meeting

December        9th        Regular Meeting (Work Session 5:00 to 6:30 pm)

Tax Note

Public Notice: The Bedford County Board of Equalization is set to meet on the following dates

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Commissioner of the Revenue
122 East Main Street, Suite 103
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: (540)-586-7621
Fax: (540)-586-6943


Real Estate Only Inquiries:

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The Commissioner of the Revenue, located in the County Administration Building in midtown Bedford, is an elected Constitutional Official chosen by the voters of Bedford County and serves a four-year term in office. The Commissioner is the Chief Assessing Officer of local government.

Our mission is to serve the residents of Bedford County by offering tax services that are fair and equitable. Our local tax programs are administered to educate and assist the public in community tax assessment and involvement.

Julie Creasy is the Commissioner of the Revenue


Tax rates for current fiscal year

(begins July 1, 2017)

All assessments based on 100% of value

TYPE
EFFECTIVE RATE
IMPORTANT
DATES

Personal Property
Includes cars, boats, trailers, aircraft, business equipment, etc.

Business Furniture, Fixtures
& Equipment

$2.35 per $100 value (vehicles)

 

$1.70 per $100 value

Due
December 5

Real Estate $0.50 per $100
assessed value
First Half Payment
Due June 5
Second Half Payment
Due
December 5
Machinery and Tools
Manufacturers only
$1.20 per $100 value
Due
December 5
Motor Vehicle Decals No longer issued --
Consumer Utility:
Electricity
(Residential)
10% of first $15
Included in
monthly bill
Consumer Utility:
Electricity
(Commercial/industrial)
10% of first $250 Included in
monthly bill
Consumer Utility:
Telephone
(Residential)
10% of first $10 Included in
monthly bill
Consumer Utility:
Natural Gas
(Residential)
10% of first $15
Included in
monthly bill
Consumer Utility:
Natural Gas
(Commercial/industrial)
10% of first $250
Included in
monthly bill

TAX RELIEF FOR THE ELDERLY

Persons 65 or older or permanently & totally disabled with annual household income under $37,500 and net worth less than $100,000 may be eligible for partial exemption of real estate taxes on their primary dwelling parcel. Annual application is required between January 2 through February 28.


STATE INCOME TAX

The Commissioner of the Revenue is linked with the Department of Taxation to allow direct entry of returns into the system. Locally filed returns are carefully screened for accuracy and keyed the same day for quick refunds. ( delete - Those with label changes may expect refund in 4-6 weeks.) The Commissioner's office provides assistance in the filing of Va. Individual Income Tax returns.