Essex County Virginia

Notice of Public Hearing 4-28-2021

Posted on 04/20/2021


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021, 5:00 P.M.




JULY 1, 2021 – JUNE 30, 2022




The following County Administrator’s Recommended Budget synopsis is prepared and published for information and fiscal planning purposes only. The inclusion in the Budget of any item does not constitute a commitment or obligation on the part of the Essex County Board of Supervisors to appropriate any funds for that item or purpose. The Budget has been presented on the basis of the estimates and requests submitted to the County Administrator’s Office by the several Officers and Department Heads of the County. There is no obligation or allocation of any funds of Essex County for any purpose until there has been an appropriation for that purpose by the Essex County Board of Supervisors.


The FY 2022 proposed budget was built using a real estate tax rate of $.75.


The Public Hearing is held allowing the public to question and comment on the proposed Budget and tax rates subject to reasonable time limits and procedures established by the Essex County Board of Supervisors. Written comments are also accepted by mail prior to the meeting and may be presented to the Board at the meeting.

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 2021-2022 at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in the Board Meeting Room of the Essex County School Board Office Building, 109 N. Cross Street, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560.  (For in-person attendance masks and social distancing are required.)

To attend by Video Conference use the link:  Meeting ID: 561461449

To attend by telephone (audio only): Dial 1- 267-930-4000.  Access Code/Meeting ID: 561461449

The Public Hearing is held at a public facility designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities.  Those persons requiring assistance during the Public Hearing due to physical or sensory disabilities must submit a written request detailing the assistance needed to the County Administrator’s Office, P.O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560, by Monday, April 26, 2021.

Additionally,  the proposed budget is on file and available for review in the County Administrator’s Office, 202 South Church Lane, Tappahannock, Virginia; and, on the Essex County website at




Proposed Tax Rates for Calendar Year 2021


           $0.75 per $100.00 of 100% assessed valuation for real estate and mobile homes    

           $4.00 per $100.00 of 100% NADA clean trade assessed valuation for automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles

           $4.00 per $100.00 of 50% Retail assessed valuation for aircraft, boats, and RVs ($2.00 effective rate)

           $4.00 per $100.00 of 75% Retail assessed valuation for large trucks and trailers ($3.00 effective rate)

           $1.20 per $100.00 of 50% Original Cost for business personal property, machinery & tools, and farm machinery

           ($0.60 effective rate)

           $3.75 per $100.00 of 5% Wholesale Value for merchants’ capital ($0.1875 effective rate)

           Vehicle License Tax - $40 for cars, trucks, and motor homes, and $25 for motorcycles

          Business License Tax - $30 for all non-retail businesses located outside Town of Tappahannock