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 Board of Supervisors School Liaison Committee Meeting

    02/15/2018 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors School Liaison Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Board Meeting Room, in the Essex County School Board and County Offices Complex, 109 N. Cross Street, Tappahannock, VA 

  • March 6 Triad Meeting: Make Yours a Lifelong Home

    02/15/2018 - Join the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad on Tuesday, March 6, when AARP Virginia will present its HomeFit workshop showing how to make a home more livable for people of all ages and abilities. The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Historic 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-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. 

  • Pothole Reporting Tool

    06/06/2014 - VDOT Pothole reporting tool 

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