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, Virginia is seeking a County Administrator

    09/19/2016 - Essex County has partnered with Waters & Company, a Springsted company, to search for a county administrator. To review the announcment and to download the County profile containing information about the County and the position requirements please click on the title above. 

  • October Triad Meeting

    09/15/2016 - On Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad will discuss age-related challenges to driving ability, and how to continue driving safely. 

  • Car-Fit – Helping Mature Drivers Find Their Safest Fit

    09/15/2016 - On Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., come to the WalMart parking lot for a 20-minute consultation to help you make sure your car is adjusted to “fit” you. 

  • Fiscal Year 2015-16 Annual Report Public Release

    09/14/2016 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce that the FY2016 Essex County Annual Report is available to the public. 

  • Evening With a Writer - Craig Shirley

    09/13/2016 - The Essex County Public Library & Friends of the Essex Public Library Cordially Invite You to an Evening With a Writer; Thursday, October 6 that 6:00 P.M. 

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