NOTICE FROM THE BEDDING PROGRAM: The Bedding Program will be upgrading our license processing software at the end of June. As a result, beginning June 20, 2019, we will be unable to process license applications or renewals for a short time.
During this time period, The Bedding Program will still have access to historical information pertaining to your accounts, but will not be able to enter any new data into the system. License processing and renewals will not be available. Our BUFI@vdh.virginia.gov email will be active and ready to assist you as much as possible with any issues during this time. We expect to be back up to full (and improved!) function by the second week in July.
If your license will expire at the end of June (invoices have already gone out for these accounts), please submit your renewal paperwork and check as soon as possible. The Bedding Program team will strive to get all applications processed in a timely manner.
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.