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

  • Special Called Meeting December 5, 2016 @ 7 PM

    12/01/2016 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Called Meeting starting at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Essex County Administration Office 

  • Board of Social Services Special Called Meeting

    11/30/2016 - The Essex County Board of Social Services will convene a special called meeting on December 6th at 2:00 PM 

  • Whiskers for Wishes

    11/22/2016 - 2016 WRAR Christmas Wishes "Funraiser", a real or virtual facial hair-growing contest among the men of women of Essex County government 

  • Triad to Host a Dec. 6 Social Event

    11/16/2016 - On Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m., the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad will host a holiday social event for older citizens and others in the community. The meeting is at 11 a.m. – note the new time! – at the Old Beale Baptist Church Sanctuary, corner of Church Lane & Queen St. 

  • Cancellation of December Work Session

    11/16/2016 - December Work Session Cancelled 

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