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

  • May 2 Triad Meeting: Self-Defense Basics for Seniors

    04/18/2017 - Join the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad on May 2, when two police officers will present tools on how to avoid being a victim. The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Old Beale Baptist Church Sanctuary, corner of Church Lane & Queen St. 

  • New Board Established - Request for Applications to Serve

    12/19/2016 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors has re-establishing 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. 

  • Trap-Neuter-Return Program

    08/25/2016 - The Tappahannock Essex County Regional Animal Shelter has partnered with the Indian Rivers Humane Society to provide a Trap-Neuter-Release program for feral cats in Essex County. Click on the title above for more information. 

  • Waterfront Property Acquisition – Request for Citizen Input

    07/22/2016 - Essex County Citizens – The Essex County Board of Supervisors is considering acquiring waterfront property within the Town of Tappahannock (June Parker Marina) to provide a variety of recreational activities including swimming, fishing, and boating to our citizens. We invite you to contact your Board member to let them know how you feel about this purchase. 

  • Board of Supervisors Meeting Audio Available Online

    04/29/2016 - Audio recorded during the Board of Supervisor's Meetings is now available to listen to online! 

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