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

  • Soccer Games Canceled

    09/29/2016 - Due to the potential of poor weather, soccer games have been canceled for Thursday, September 29th. 

  • Public Hearing Notice

    09/27/2016 - FY2016-2017 BUDGET AMENDMENT - Proposal to amend the Fiscal Year 2016 - 2017 budget for Essex County by re-appropriating Bond proceeds received in FY2016 in the amount of $ 2,700,900.48. This item re-appropriates Bond proceeds which will be utilized for the purpose of financing a portion of the costs of the design, acquisition, installation and equipping of a public safety communications expansion project ($ 1,773,900.48), and finance the acquisition of land for the County's Parks and Recreation use ($ 927,000). 

  • Essex County, Virginia is seeking a County Administrator

    09/19/2016 - Essex County has partnered with Waters & Company, a Springsted company, to search for a county administrator. To review the announcment and to download the County profile containing information about the County and the position requirements please click on the title above. 

  • October Triad Meeting

    09/15/2016 - On Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad will discuss age-related challenges to driving ability, and how to continue driving safely. 

  • Car-Fit – Helping Mature Drivers Find Their Safest Fit

    09/15/2016 - On Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., come to the WalMart parking lot for a 20-minute consultation to help you make sure your car is adjusted to “fit” you. 

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