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. ​

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Bids & RFPs

Bids and RFPs

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Bids and RFPs

News & Announcements

  • Notice of a Public Meeting of the Planning Commission

    05/20/2022 - In accordance with Section 2.2-3707 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Essex County Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 4:00 pm in Suite 202, County Administration Building, 202 South Church Lane, Tappahannock, Va. The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following: Discuss the County Comprehensive Plan. 

  • Notice to Essex County Citizens - Tax Bills

    05/19/2022 - Real estate and personal property tax bills that are usually due on June 5th will be mailed out later than normal. The FY22-23 budget, tax rates and due date are scheduled to be adopted on June 1, 2022. Therefore, bills will be mailed shortly thereafter, with a due date in July. 

  • Public Hearing For Proposed Fiscal Year 2022-23 Budget and Tax Rates

    05/13/2022 - Pursuant to Sections 15.2-2506 and 58.1-3007, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Essex County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in the Board Meeting Room of the Essex County School Board Office Building, 109 N. Cross Street, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560. 

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