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

  • Website Maintenance Window

    05/23/2018 - As part of our ongoing aim of improving your Essex County Website experience, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 10:00 PM EDT to 3:00 AM EDT, we will be performing site maintenance. During this maintenance window you may experience intermittent service interruptions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

  • Requests for Applications to Serve on the Economic Development Authority

    05/23/2018 - The Board of Supervisors is requesting interested Essex County residents apply to serve on the Economic Development Authority (EDA). A position on the EDA has opened due to a resignation and a replacement is being sought to fill the remainder of the term. The term of appointment ends 12/31/2020. Applications will be accepted until an appointment is made. 

  • Public Notice to Essex County

    05/18/2018 - Real Estate and Personal Property taxes for the 1st half of 2018 are due and payable for Essex County on or before June 5, 2018. Payment options may be viewed by selecting the title above. 

  • Davenport and Company Presentation to the Board of Supervisors

    05/16/2018 - On May 15, 2018 the Essex County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting to discuss the planning and implementation of a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the County. Davenport and Company provided a presentation to the Supervisors detailing the rational, process, and options for creating and funding a CIP. The document provided to the Board of Supervisors by Davenport and Company is available for download on the page which is accessed by clicking on the title above. 


    05/10/2018 - Members of Essex County Board of Supervisors School Liaison Committee will meet with members of the Essex County School Board. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2018 At 11:00 AM at the Board Meeting Room, Essex County School Board Complex, 109 N. Cross Street, Tappahannock, VA. 

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