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. ​

Looking for detailed financial information, important county documents, or reports? Click on the link below!
Essex County Transparency Portal

Bids & RFPs

Bids and RFPs

For information on how to send in your Bids and Requests for Proposals, please click the link below.

Bids and RFPs

News & Announcements

  • Change in Credit/Debit card Convenience Fee

    06/15/2016 - Change in Credit/Debit Convenience Fee 

  • Sands Anderson Conflicts of Interest Opinion regarding Stanley Langford

    06/15/2016 - Sands Anderson PC is appointed by the Essex County Board of Supervisors represents Essex County as County Attorney, and as such, gives legal advice to the Board of Supervisors of Essex County, and this opinion is tendered by the Firm to the Board and each of the members at their request. 

  • New Virginia Initiative, RUOnlineVA, Announced

    05/27/2016 - RUOnlineVA provides a platform for Virginia residents and businesses to notify the Commonwealth whether or not they have access to broadband Internet connections. Visit or call (877) 969-6685 to complete a survey about internet availabiltiy in your area. 

  • Essex County Commonwealth's Attorney's Ethics Advisory Opinion

    05/23/2016 - Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3126, County Administrator, A. Reese Peck, requested an ethics advisory opinion from Commonwealth's Attorney, Vincent Donoghue, regarding Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman E. Stanley Langford, his company Peninsula Construction, the Essex County Department of Building and Zoning, and some concerns that have arisen about their interactions. 

  • New Checkbook Report on Essex County's Transparency Site

    05/20/2016 - A new checkbook report is available on the Essex County Transparency site. 

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