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

  • Essex County 2017 Personal Property and Real Estate 2nd Half Taxes

    11/22/2017 - Notice to all Essex County Citizens 

  • Essex County Parks and Rec Advisory Meeting

    11/21/2017 - The Quarterly Meeting of the Essex County Parks and Rec Advisory Commission will be held on December 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Historic Beale Sanctuary located at the corner of Route 17 and 360. 

  • Animal Shelter Hours Changed

    11/01/2017 - To better serve the public, the Tappahannock Essex County Regional Animal Shelter (TECAS) has changed the hours they are open. TECAS will now be open to the public on Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For additional details please select the title above. 

  • Request for Applications to Serve on County Boards

    09/28/2017 - Would you like to make your voice heard and represent Essex County Citizens? Apply to serve on a Local or Regional Board, Commission, or Authority. Essex is currently accepting applications to serve on numerous Regional and Local Boards, Commissions, and Authorities. For more information select 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. 

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