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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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  • What Happens After I File a Petition?

    When you first get protection, it's only temporary. The order is called a PPO. You must return to court on the date indicated in the PPO, usually about 15 days, so the judge can determine if a full Protective Order is necessary. Both you and the abuser will be asked to appear in court on that date. During the 15-day period, the police will serve the abuser with a copy of the order, so the abuser will know when the hearing is scheduled.
  • How Can I Get Protection?

    To get a protective order, the abused person will file a petition in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Division. Each county has its own filing procedure.
  • How Can a Restraining Order Help Me?

    A restraining order can do the following:

    • The court can order the abuser not to have any contact with you, in person or by phone, at home, work or almost anywhere you ask the court to put in the order. The order against contact may also protect other people in your family.
    • The court can order the abuser to leave the house or apartment that you and the abuser share, even if it is the abuser’s home.
    • Grant you custody of your minor children.
    • Order the abuser to pay child support and support you.
    • Order the abuser to pay for costs that resulted from the abuse; for example, household bills that are due right away, medical/dental treatment, moving expenses, loss of earnings
    • Order the abuser to pay attorney’s fees, and can make the abuser pay damages to you or other people who helped you or got hurt by the abuser
    • Order the abuser to receive professional domestic violence counseling, or tell the abuser to go get evaluated or go to AA or NA
  • What Type of Protective Orders are Available?

    1. Emergency Protective Order (EPO): Expires at the end of the third day following issuance or the next day court
    is in session, whichever is later)

    2. Preliminary Protective Order (PPO): Lasts up to 15 days or until a full hearing.

    3. Final Protective Order: Can last up to two (2) years.