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Public Notice:
  • On July 2, 2019 at 9:00 am, two or more members of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors may be in attendance at the opening of the new Thaxton Convenience Site, 1191 Thaxton School Road, Thaxton, VA.
  • Please take notice that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors Town Relations Ad Hoc Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference Room of the County Administration Building located at 122 East Main Street, Bedford, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss general matters of interest to the Town and County.


    Please take notice that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors Personnel Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference Room of the County Administration Building located at 122 East Main Street, Bedford, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the Nursing Home, Solid Waste, potential policy changes, and other pay-related matters.

Public Notice: Due to software training for certain Community Development staff, no building permits will be issued between 1:30 and 4:30 on Wednesday, June 26

 

 

 

 

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Code Sections Code of Virginia §18.2-57
What Protections are Available?

Civil and criminal

Definition of Domestic Violence/Family Abuse

"Family abuse" means any act involving violence, force, or threat including any forceful detention, which results in physical injury or places one in reasonable apprehension of serious bodily injury and which is committed by a person against such a person's family or household member.

Family/Household Member Relationship Requirement
  • Spouse, regardless of residence,
  • Ex-spouse, regardless of residence,
  • In-laws who live in the same home,
  • Persons who have a child in common regardless of residence,
  • Co-habitants, and
  • Those who have cohabited in the past year and their children.
Penalties

Any person who commits domestic assault and battery or family abuse shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Three or more convictions in a 10-year period elevate the crime to a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. The prior convictions can be from other jurisdictions in Virginia, but they must have occurred on different dates.

Types of Protective Orders Available Protective Orders