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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 www.elections.virginia.gov.

 

 

 

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  • Children's Services

    • How does Children's Services work?

    • What is the Children's Services Process?

    • Who is eligible for services?

    • Who is involved in Children's Services?

  • Clerk of Court

    • Are firearms registered in Virginia?

    • Are law enforcement officers subject to the background check when purchasing firearms?

    • Are military personnel considered residents or nonresidents for the purpose of a concealed handgun permit?

    • Are Virginia concealed handgun permits issued to non-Virginia residents?

    • Does one have to have U.S. citizenship to be eligible to purchase a firearm?

    • I am a new resident to Virginia and possess a concealed handgun permit issued by a permit-reciprocal state. Will my permit still be honored in Virginia?

    • In the instance of a traffic stop, should I advise the police officer that I have a concealed handgun permit?

    • Is a concealed handgun permit issued in another state valid or recognized in Virginia?

    • May I “open carry” a firearm in Virginia?

    • May I travel through Virginia with a firearm in my vehicle?

    • The address on my Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit is no longer correct. Is my permit still valid?

    • The address on my Resident Concealed Handgun Permit is no longer correct. Is my permit still valid?

    • What are the disqualifications for the purchase of a firearm?

    • What are the laws concerning knives; specifically, the carrying of a non-concealed knife, and are there knife designs, blade sizes, etc., that are prohibited?

    • What are the laws concerning the private sale of a handgun?

    • What is the legal age to purchase ammunition?

    • What is the legal age to purchase or possess a firearm?

    • Why was my firearms purchase application placed in a status of delay?

  • Commissioner of Revenue

    • 7% Transient Occupancy Tax

    • Assessing Values

    • Business Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment

    • Consumer Utility: Electricity (Commercial/industrial)

    • Consumer Utility: Electricity (Residential)

    • Consumer Utility: Natural Gas (Commercial/industrial)

    • Consumer Utility: Natural Gas (Residential)

    • Consumer Utility: Telephone (Residential)

    • Key Elements of the Personal Property Tax Relief Act

    • Machinery and Tools Manufacturers only

    • Make checks payable to?

    • Meals & Beverage Tax

    • Motor Vehicle Decals

    • Personal Property Includes cars, boats, trailers, aircraft, business equipment, etc.

    • Personal Property Machinery &Tools, Merchant's Capital

    • Personal Property Taxation, Vehicle Registration & Proration

    • Real Estate

    • Real Estate Inquiries

    • Real Estate Tax & Land Use

    • Still can't find what you are looking for?

  • County Administration

    • Can you explain the “incentive payment?”

    • Does the County assume any of the City/town’s debt?

    • How was the amount of the County’s annual payment to the City determined?

    • The agreement speaks to boundary adjustments. Can you summarize those?

    • What departments are in the County Administration Building?

    • What election district will Town residents vote in?

    • What is the Administration physical address?

    • What is the process from here?

    • What will happen with schools?

    • Where is the Real Estate Lookup?

    • Why are boundary adjustments part of the settlement?

    • Why don’t the citizens get to vote on this?

    • Why is the City reverting?

    • Will my taxes go up after reversion?

    • Will the Town have a land use assessment and taxation ordinance?

    • Won’t this amount to double taxation?

  • Economic Development

    • How does the cost of living compare to other localities in Virginia?

    • How does the EDA help local businesses?

    • I want to start a business. Where do I begin?

    • What is the Economic Development Authority?

    • Where do I find space for expanding my current business in Bedford County?

    • Where do I find space for expanding my current business in Bedford County?

    • Where do I get a business license?

    • Why Bedford County?

  • Geographic Informations Systems (GIS)

    • Can I obtain GIS data from the County?

    • Do I need an address before I apply for a building or zoning permit?

    • How are addresses assigned in Bedford County?

    • How can I get help using the public GIS site?

    • How can I view aerial imagery? Do you have aerial imagery for different years?

    • How do I report a street sign that needs to be repaired or replaced?

    • How is GIS used in Bedford County?

    • How often is the public GIS site updated?

    • If I see incorrect information concerning map data or real estate data on the public GIS site, who do I contact?

    • May I name my private driveway?

    • What is GIS?

    • What is the process for changing a street name?

    • What is the process for obtaining an address for a modular or manufactured home?

    • What is the process for obtaining an address for a site built house?

    • Where is the Real Estate Lookup?

  • Information Technology

    • Business Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment

    • Consumer Utility: Telephone (Residential)

    • Personal Property Includes cars, boats, trailers, aircraft, business equipment, etc.

    • Real Estate

    • What departments are in the County Administration Building?

    • What is the Administration Building mailing address?

    • What is the Administration physical address?

  • Nursing Home

    • Are pets allowed to visit residents?

    • Are tobacco products allowed?

    • Are your exterior doors locked?

    • How do I finance Nursing Home Care?

    • How often does the doctor visit residents?

    • Is there a Beauty/Barber Shop available?

    • May we bring personal items?

    • What are visiting hours?

    • What type rooms are available?

    • Who are attending physicians?

  • Registrar

    • Can I transfer my registration from another state?

    • Do I have to register by party?

    • Do I have to register for each election?

    • How do I register to Vote?

    • How is my ballot counted?

    • Is there a residency requirement for voter registration?

    • What are the reasons my ballot would not be counted?

    • What must I do if I move to another city or county within Virginia?

    • What should I do if I have changed my name or my local address since the last election?

    • When can I register to vote?

    • When will I get my ballot?

    • Where do I register to vote?

  • Social Services

    • Auxiliary Grants (AG)

    • Child Care

    • Does CPS provide foster Care Services?

    • Energy Assistance

    • Food Assistance- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    • Guide to Lifeline

    • How Can a Restraining Order Help Me?

    • How Can I Get Protection?

    • How do I become a Foster Parent?

    • How does Children's Services work?

    • How long does it take to become a foster/adoptive parent?

    • How long is temporary?

    • Is the purpose of CPS to take children out of the home?

    • Medical Assistance Programs

    • Simple Solution Career and Support Center

    • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

    • VDSS Covered Groups

    • Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW)

    • What Happens After I File a Petition?

    • What happens when a concern is reported to a local agency?

    • What is the Children's Services Process?

    • What is the goal of foster care?

    • What system is in place to protect children?

    • What Type of Protective Orders are Available?

    • Who are foster children?

    • Who are Foster Parents?

    • Who is eligible for services?

    • Who is involved in Children's Services?

    • Would a child's biological family be involved while a child is living in my home?

  • Tourism

    • Does Bedford have an Artisan Trail?

    • Can you give me directions to:

    • Does Bedford have a Wine Trail?

    • What are The National D-Day Memorial Hours?

    • What is the Amtrak Smart Bus to Rail Connector Service Schedule?

  • Treasurer

    • Do you accept POSTMARK or must the payment be received by the due date?

    • Do you take DEBIT or CREDIT CARDS for anything other than real estate or personal property taxes?

    • How can I make a payment if I have a DMV STOP on my account?

    • How do I find what I owe in real estate or personal property taxes on the County Website?

    • How do I get a COPY OF MY BILL or a COPY OF MY RECEIPT?

    • How do I make my check payable for STATE INCOME TAXES or ESTIMATED TAXES filed through the County Commissioner of the Revenue's Office?

    • How do I obtain a DOG TAG?

    • May I pay both real estate & personal property on the same check?

    • To whom do I make my CHECK PAYABLE?

    • What should I do if I DID NOT RECEIVE MY REAL ESTATE OR PERSONAL PROPERTY Bill?

    • What should I do if I have a MORTGAGE ESCROW & I received the bill for my taxes?

  • Waste Management

    • Does Bedford County accept Plastic # 1-7 for recycling?

    • Does Bedford County have mulch available for citizens?

    • Does Bedford County provide shredding services for citizens?

    • I just moved to Bedford County, do I need a permit to dump my trash at the local convenience centers?

    • I just remodeled my home, can I take the demolition material to a convenience center in the County?

    • I live in the Town of Bedford. Am I allowed to use Bedford County Convenience Centers and Landfill?

    • Is yard debris and brush accepted at Bedford County's Convenience Centers?

    • When can I take HHW to the landfill?