Permit Issuance

Zoning Map

The Bedford County Building Codes Department issues permits for the County Jurisdiction only – (area located outside of any city jurisdictions).

Zoning Compliance is required prior to the issuance of permits in the Bedford County jurisdiction.

NOTE: Exempt buildings (such as Agricultural), in some instances can also be subject to zoning approval.

Prior to permit issuance, a site plan review or other approvals may also be required, such as evidence of water availability or a proper sewage disposal method. Construction Activities by Contractors must show proof of an active State Contractors License as well as a current insurance certificate.


Permits are issued from 8 am to 3 pm – except legal holidays – Monday through Friday.

Permits must be issued to the property owner or licensed contractor. Permits must be paid in full by check or cash at the time of issuance.

At the time of permit issuance each applicant is provided a checklist indicating the required inspections, with the information on how to make the request. You must have your Permit Number to request an inspection.