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

  • Feb. 6 Triad Meeting: “Doctor Talk”

    01/22/2018 - Join the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to learn more about two timely topics: having an effective conversation with your doctor, and waterman’s disease. The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Historic Beale Baptist Church Sanctuary, corner of Church Lane & Queen St. 

  • Essex County Agricultural and Forestal Economic Development Advisory Board Meeting

    01/22/2018 - The Essex County Agricultural and Forestal Economic Development Advisory Board will hold a meeting on January 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Essex County Administration (Beale) Building – Room 202, Tappahannock, Virginia. The public is invited to attend. 

  • 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. 

  • 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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