Division of Building Inspections
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2012
BEDFORD COUNTY WILL BE ISSUING ALL
BUILDING AND LAND DISTURBANCE PERMITS
FOR THE CITY OF BEDFORD
AN APPROVED ZONING PERMIT FROM THE
CITY OF BEDFORD
IN ADDITION TO ANY COUNTY REQUIRED PLAN REVIEW MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF ANY PERMIT
The Building Inspection office is responsible for ensuring public health, safety and welfare associated with the design, construction and utilization of public and private buildings. County inspectors inspect all buildings under construction for compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
Contractors (and homeowners doing their own work on their homes) must obtain a building permit from the county Building Official when they construct, enlarge, alter, repair, convert, move or demolish any building in Bedford County. Inspectors ensure that construction meets state construction codes as well as county regulations, such as setback requirements.
Applications for all permits are filed in the Building Inspection office and all applications must be approved and fees paid before work can begin. Permits must be displayed before any inspection can be made. A certificate of occupancy must be obtained before a building or structure can be occupied.
The Building Inspections office is a division of Bedford County's Department of Community Development.