Bedding and Upholstered Furniture Program

NOTICE FROM THE BEDDING PROGRAM: The Bedding Program transitioned to a new database and license processing software beginning at the end of June. We began working full-time in this system on August 26, 2019. Unfortunately, we do not yet have access to some system features, and processing of some license and email information requests may be slightly delayed.
The Bedding Program still has access to historical information pertaining to your accounts, and is working to respond to all inquiries submitted to
We appreciate your patience during this time, and regret any inconvenience it may cause. We look forward to enjoying upgraded capabilities with our new system that will allow us to serve you better. 

To view and comment on in-progress amendments to 12VAC5-125, Regulations for Bedding and Upholstered Furniture Inspection Program, click here.


All manufacturers, importers, distributors, reupholsterers, and renovators must be licensed to offer bedding and upholstered furniture for sale in Virginia. All bedding and upholstered furniture must be tagged with an acceptable law label that provides the company’s name, identification of the contents of all concealed stuffing, and the Uniform Registry Number used to identify the place of manufacture.


The Bedding and Upholstered Furniture Program also permits and inspects facilities that sell or commercially distribute used bedding and upholstered furniture.  These used articles are required to be properly sanitized before they are offered for resale in stores like thrift shops or any other place that sells or rents previously owned merchandise. Sanitizing helps protect the consumer from exposure to harmful germs and pests like bedbugs.