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Public Notice: The Chairman of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors has called a Special Meeting for Friday, the 21st day of December 2018 commencing at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the County Administration Building located at 122 East Main Street, Bedford, Virginia 24523.

The purpose of the meeting is to hold a closed session pursuant to Section 2.2-3711 (A)(1) as to the discussion, consideration, or interviews of prospective candidates for employment; assignment, appointment, promotion, performance, demotion, salaries, disciplining, or resignation of specific public officers, appointees, or employees of any public body; specifically, to discuss the County Administrator position; and to take action in open session, if necessary.


Meeting Cancellations: 

  • Bedford County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 18, 2018 has been cancelled
  • Bedford County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting for Wednesday, December 26, 2018 has been cancelled
  • The three public hearings as to zoning and subdivision text amendments, originally scheduled for Mon Dec 10 will be heard at the Board's next regularly scheduled meeting which will be on Monday, Jan 14th at 7:00pm.


Bedford County Broadband Authority is requesting public comments as to its submission grant

Bedford County Collection Center Holiday Hours 

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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.