Licenses & Fees
Business Licenses are permits issued by the Town of Bedford that allow individuals or companies to conduct business within the Town's limits. In Fiscal Year 2014 the Town eliminated its Business/Professional/Occupational License Tax (BPOL) and replaced it with a flat annual business permit of $30. Renewal of business licenses should be done by the end of January every year.
Business Licenses are required for three main reasons: (1) to identify your business and to provide accountability, (2) to provide public health and safety compliance, and (3) allows the Town to verify that your location is zoned for the purpose that you want to use it for and that there are enough parking spaces to meet code. For more information please review Starting A Business In Bedford. Download or print a Business License Application.
All dogs in the Town of Bedford must have a current dog license. Tags must be purchased by January 31st and are valid for one calendar year expiring December 31st of each year. A valid rabies vaccination certificate must be presented every year a dog license is purchased. Fees are $5 per dog for unsexed dogs and $10 per male or female (unaltered) dog. Kennel licenses for 10 or less dogs are $35 and more than 10 dogs are $70. Download or print an Dog Tag Application.
Parking Ticket FinesParking Fines are set at $10 if ticket is paid within 48 hours and $20 if paid after 48 hours. Payments for parking ticket fines can be made in person at the Treasury Office, by mail, or in the night box.
215 E Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
Cemetery FeesThe Town routinely maintains 4 active cemeteries and 4 historical cemeteries. Fees are as follows:
|Grave Services||Adult||$840 to $1,140|
|Infants||$500 to $750|
|Cremation||$420 to $660|
|Double Depth Burials||$1,080 to $1,440|
|Mausoleum||$600 to $840|
|Services||Disinterment||$840 to $1,140|
|Re-Interment||$840 to $1,140|
|Re-connection fee (8:30 - 5:00)||$30|
|Re-connection fee (After hours)||$60|
|New pole installation (Dusk-to-Dawn Light)||$100|
|Temporary service connection (Plus cost of wire)||$35|
|Utility Deposit||2 x Average month's bill|
|Meter Test||Electric, if inaccurate||No Charge|
|Electric, single phase, if accurate||$30|
|Electric, poly phase, if accurate||$40|
|Re-read - Electric, if accurate||$10|
|Underground||Single phase primary, Town provides trench||$1/ft|
|Single phase primary, Customer provides trench||$0.40/ft|
|Secondary, from overhead system, Town provides trench||$1.75/ft|
|Secondary, from overhead system, Customer provides trench||$1.15/ft|
|Secondary, from underground, Town provides trench||$1.50/ft|
|Secondary, from underground, Customer provides trench||$1.50/ft|
|Copies, per page||$0.50|
|Canvasser/agents permit, per person||$5|
|Solid Waste fee per month||$18|