Essex County Virginia

Welcome to Essex County

Located on Virginia's Middle Peninsula, Essex County is centrally situated just outside the Washington to Norfolk urban crescent.

The county's principal town, Tappahannock, dates back to a 17th century port settlement. The historic cities of Fredericksburg (40 miles north) and Williamsburg (56 miles SE) are within an hour's drive. ​

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Essex County Transparency Portal

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News & Announcements

  • March 29, 2017 Meeting Change

    03/24/2017 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors have scheduled a work session for Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The previously scheduled public hearing will remain at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday March 29, 2017 in the School Board Complex, Board Meeting Room at 109 Cross Street, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560. 

  • April 4 Triad Meeting: Remember Me, MY Way

    03/23/2017 - Join the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad on April 4, when discussion will center on how to plan ahead and take some stress out of last-minute funeral preparations. The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Old Beale Baptist Church Sanctuary, corner of Church Lane & Queen St. 

  • Potential Service Interruptions at Poor House Trash Collection Site

    03/20/2017 - Due to equipment replacement at the site, there will be intermittent service interruptions beginning on April 3rd and lasting approximately one week. The Transfer Station will remain open during the work, but will need to restrict access occasionally for safety concerns. 

  • Fiscal Year 2018 County Administrator's Proposed Budget

    03/08/2017 - At a scheduled work session on March 7, 2017 the Essex County FY2018 County Administrator's Proposed Budget was presented to the Board of Supervisors. 

  • Fiscal Year 2016 Audit Report Presented

    02/17/2017 - The Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016 was presented to the County Board of Supervisors at their February 14, 2017 meeting. 

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