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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)

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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.