In Observance of Memorial Day, County Offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019

Public Notice: Please take notice that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Work Session with VDOT on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm. This Work Session will be held in addition to the Regular Meeting already scheduled for that same evening at 7:00 pm.  Both the Work Session and the Regular Meeting will be held in the Boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office located at 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA. The purpose of the Work Session will be to discuss road priorities.

Also, a Regular Meeting has been scheduled on June 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The Regular Meeting will be held in addition to the Work Session already scheduled for that same evening at 5:00 pm. Both the Work Session and the Regular Meeting will be held in the Boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office located at 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA. The Regular Meeting was scheduled primarily to adopt the FY2019-20 budget; however, other items will likely be added to the Regular Meeting’s agenda as needed.
 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Request for Proposal Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)/Public Safety Software Solution, Records Management System (RMS) 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING ELECTION INFORMATION: All Bedford County Voting precincts will have a Republican Primary to select a candidate for Sheriff. Voting precincts in the 23rd House District will also select a candidate for the House of Delegates.

If you are not already registered to vote, Virginians must apply to register to vote (or update their registration name and current address) NO LATER THAN MAY 20, 2019.

For the convenience of registered voters who need to vote by absentee ballot, your Voter Registration Office will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on June 8, 2019, in addition to normal business hours. Requests for Absentee Ballots by mail may be made no later than 5:00 pm on June 4, 2019.

If you are currently registered to vote, you do not need to re-register unless you have made a change to your address or name in which case you need to notify the Registrar in writing. You may also update your voter registration information on-line at the Department of Elections website at




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All Parks and Recreation Basketball games are cancelled for Saturday, January 12, 2019.

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Animal Shelter

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Welcome to the Animal Shelter

The Bedford County Animal Shelter provides boarding options to abandoned and stray animals. Our adoptable animals including dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, bunnies, guinea pigs, reptiles and more are available with updated shots and neutering. Feel free to take a tour of the Shelter, talk with staff and ask about Shelter programs.  


Stray animals picked up by the Animal Control Officers are taken to the Bedford County Animal Shelter located on Falling Creek Road. In case of an Emergency call 911.  To report a stray animal or other animal control problem call 540-586-7827.The wardens provide services from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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    Hours of Operation

    Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

    Tuesday - Friday: 1:00PM - 6:00PM

    Saturday: 10:00AM-2:00PM

    Closed on State Holidays


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    Adopt, Petfinder & Animal Control

    ADOPT A PET! We have many animals that need a good loving home.

    Animal Control Officers enforce state & county ordinances regarding domestic animals.

    The wardens provide services from 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday- Friday.

    Please call the Bedford County Sheriff's Office for assistance. (540)-586-7827.

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    All dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies. Dogs who are four months old by Jan. 31 of each year must be licensed.

    License fee (one year) is $5 for spayed and neutered dogs and $10 for non-neutered dogs. Three year licenses are $15 for spayed or neutered dogs and $30 for intact animals.

    Kennels must also be licensed. Yearly fees are $35 for up to 10 dogs, $70 for up to 20 dogs, $105 for up to 30 dogs and $140 for up to 40 dogs.

    Licenses MUST be purchased at the County Treasurer’s office on the main floor of the County Administration Building, 122 East Main Street, Bedford.

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    Volunteer. We always welcome new volunteers & are delighted you are interested in helping out.Feel free to download our application.


    Donate to the Petmeds Donation Program.

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Please call the Bedford County Sheriff's Office for assistance. (540)-586-7827.