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

Bids & RFPs

Bids and RFPs

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Bids and RFPs

News & Announcements

  • Sept. 5 Triad Meeting: Cyber Security

    08/18/2017 - Join the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad on Tuesday, Sept. 5, when Essex County I.T. Director Chuck Huntley speaks on how to stay safe and protect your personal information online. The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Historic Beale Baptist Church Sanctuary, corner of Church Lane & Queen St. 

  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Presentation - 08/15/2017 Board Meeting

    08/17/2017 - At the August 15th Board of Supervisors work session, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission made a presentation concerning their recommended uses of the June Parker Marina Property if it were to be acquired by Essex County. The link to download the presentation may be found by selecting the title above. 

  • Essex County 911 Address Verification

    08/08/2017 - Over the next several months, Timmons Group, an Engineering and Technology firm based in Richmond, is assisting Essex County in correcting their addressing system. Technicians from the firm will be visiting each structure in the county and verifying that the actual E-911 address of the structure matches the address in Essex County’s Geographic Information System. Ensuring that all addresses are accurate and up-to-date will enable first responders to locate an emergency as quickly as possible. 

  • Marsh Street Park Hours

    06/12/2017 - Beginning August 14, 2017 the Pool and Park will operate Thursday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm. The Park and Pool are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Pool entrance fees are $1.50 for county and $3.00 for out of county users. 

  • New Board Established - Request for Applications to Serve

    12/19/2016 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors has re-established the Local Board of Building Code Appeals (LBBCA), and is requesting applications from county residents to apply to be appointed to serve on this local board. 

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