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Public Notice: This joint work session with the Economic Development Authority has been moved to the Welcome Center Conference Room, which is located at 816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford. (The meeting was moved to accommodate on-going renovations in the County Administration Building.)
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  • Children's Services

    • Who is eligible for services?

    • Who is involved in Children's Services?

    • How does Children's Services work?

    • What is the Children's Services Process?

  • Clerk of Court

    • 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?

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

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

    • 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?

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

    • 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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?

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

    • Are firearms registered in Virginia?

  • Commissioner of Revenue

    • Key Elements of the Personal Property Tax Relief Act

    • Make checks payable to?

    • Assessing Values

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

    • Real Estate Inquiries

    • Consumer Utility: Natural Gas (Commercial/industrial)

    • Consumer Utility: Natural Gas (Residential)

    • Consumer Utility: Telephone (Residential)

    • Consumer Utility: Electricity (Commercial/industrial)

    • Consumer Utility: Electricity (Residential)

    • Motor Vehicle Decals

    • Machinery and Tools Manufacturers only

    • Merchant's Capital Retail and wholesale inventory

    • Real Estate

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

    • Business Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment

    • Personal Property Machinery &Tools, Merchant's Capital

    • Personal Property Taxation, Vehicle Registration & Proration

    • 7% Transient Occupancy Tax

    • Meals & Beverage Tax

    • Real Estate Tax & Land Use

  • County Administration

    • Where is the Real Estate Lookup?

    • What is the Administration physical address?

    • What departments are in the County Administration Building?

    • Why is the City reverting?

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

    • Will my taxes go up after reversion?

    • Won’t this amount to double taxation?

    • Why are boundary adjustments part of the settlement?

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

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

    • What will happen with schools?

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

    • Can you explain the “incentive payment?”

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

    • What election district will Town residents vote in?

    • What is the process from here?

  • Economic Development

    • What is the Economic Development Authority?

    • Why Bedford County?

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

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

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

    • Where do I get a business license?

    • How does the EDA help local businesses?

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

  • Geographic Informations Systems (GIS)

    • Where is the Real Estate Lookup?

    • May I name my private driveway?

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

    • Can I obtain GIS data from the County?

    • How is GIS used in Bedford County?

    • What is GIS?

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

    • How often is the public GIS site updated?

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

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

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

    • 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?

    • How are addresses assigned in Bedford County?

  • Information Technology

    • Consumer Utility: Telephone (Residential)

    • Real Estate

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

    • Business Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment

    • What is the Administration physical address?

    • What departments are in the County Administration Building?

    • What is the Administration Building mailing address?

  • Nursing Home

    • What type rooms are available?

    • How often does the doctor visit residents?

    • Who are attending physicians?

    • Is there a Beauty/Barber Shop available?

    • May we bring personal items?

    • Are pets allowed to visit residents?

    • Are tobacco products allowed?

    • Are your exterior doors locked?

    • What are visiting hours?

    • How do I finance Nursing Home Care?

  • Registrar

    • How do I register to Vote?

    • Do I have to register by party?

    • How is my ballot counted?

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

    • When will I get my ballot?

    • Can I transfer my registration from another state?

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

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

    • Do I have to register for each election?

    • Is there a residency requirement for voter registration?

    • When can I register to vote?

    • Where do I register to vote?

  • Social Services

    • Simple Solution Career and Support Center

    • Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW)

    • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

    • VDSS Covered Groups

    • Medical Assistance Programs

    • Food Assistance- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    • Energy Assistance

    • Auxiliary Grants (AG)

    • Child Care

    • What Happens After I File a Petition?

    • How Can I Get Protection?

    • How Can a Restraining Order Help Me?

    • What Type of Protective Orders are Available?

    • Who is eligible for services?

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

    • What system is in place to protect children?

    • Does CPS provide foster Care Services?

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

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

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

    • How long is temporary?

    • What is the goal of foster care?

    • Who are foster children?

    • How do I become a Foster Parent?

    • Who are Foster Parents?

    • Who is involved in Children's Services?

    • How does Children's Services work?

    • What is the Children's Services Process?

  • Tourism

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

    • Can you give me directions to:

    • Does Bedford have an Artisan Trail?

    • Does Bedford have a Wine Trail?

    • What are The National D-Day Memorial Hours?

  • Treasurer

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

    • How do I obtain a DOG TAG?

    • 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 get a COPY OF MY BILL or a COPY OF MY RECEIPT?

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

    • 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?

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

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

    • To whom do I make my CHECK PAYABLE?

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

  • Waste Management

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

    • When can I take HHW to the landfill?

    • Does Bedford County have mulch available for citizens?

    • Does Bedford County provide shredding services for citizens?

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

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

    • 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?