The mission of Community Development is to assist the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in developing a vision for the future of Bedford County. This vision is reflected in the Bedford County 2025 Comprehensive Plan. One of the objectives of the Department is to be proactive community planning effort that involves all stakeholders in a consensus building process and ensures that all new development reflects the community's vision. The County Comprehensive plan and related future land use map provide the vision of the governing body. The Community Development Department strives to achieve a future community of quality development, protected natural resources, vital business activity, and livable, green neighborhoods.
The Department is responsible for maintaining minutes of public meetings of the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. The Department also enforces the Short Term Rental Program.
Through proactive, collaborative planning, we can effectively shape the County's future and maintain a pleasant quality of life for our citizens. Community Development is comprised of the following Divisions:
Division of Building Inspections –
Division of Planning and Zoning –
Division of GIS Mapping –
Division of Natural Resources –