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

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Bids and RFPs

News & Announcements

  • 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. 

  • March 7 Triad Meeting: Contract Wisely

    02/13/2017 - Join the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad on March 7, when county building official Wyn Davis will share advice on what to look for in a contractor, how to avoid being scammed, plus what you need to know about permits and zoning. The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Old Beale Baptist Church Sanctuary, corner of Church Lane & Queen St. 

  • Essex County 4-H Junior Camp Sign-Up March 1st

    02/10/2017 - Essex County Junior 4-H Camp will be held July 3-7, 2017, and sign-up for camp will be held on Wednesday, March 1st beginning at 8 a.m. at the Essex Unit of Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, 112 Cross St., Tappahannock, which is the “Old Library Building.” 

  • Evening With a Writer Book Launch

    02/09/2017 - The Essex Public Library & Friends of the Essex Public Library Cordially invite you to an evening with a writer. Brad Parks will be launching his new book Say Nothing on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. The event will be held at Hobbs Hole Golf Course in the newly renovated Fairways Bar and Grill. 

  • Learn to Be Prepared For Disasters

    02/08/2017 - Join public safety partners in Essex, VA on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 to learn how to live safely through natural disasters and other emergencies. Each household will receive a free Survivor Starter Kit for completing the training. 

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