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

  • New Board Established - Request for Applications to Serve

    10/18/2016 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors has re-establishing 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. 

  • Essex County Land Use Taxation - Town Hall Meeting

    10/17/2016 - Thomas M. Blackwell, Essex County Commissioner of the Revenue, will host a “Town Hall” meeting to discuss land use taxation. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Essex School Board & County Office meeting room, 109 N. Cross Street, Tappahannock. 

  • Town Hall Meeting

    10/13/2016 - There will be a Town Hall meeting with the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Stanley Langford, on November 3, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the School Board Office Board Meeting Room. All are invited to attend. 

  • Appeals to the Reassessment Office

    10/12/2016 - To appeal your reassessment, you may make a written appeal, appeal online, or schedule a hearing with an assessor. All appeals must be received, postmarked, or scheduled by Wednesday, October 26, 2016. For details click on the title above. 

  • Apply to Serve on a Board, Commission, or Authority

    10/05/2016 - The Board of Supervisors is requesting Essex County residents complete and submit applications to serve on a Board, Commission or Authority. For more details, please click on the title above. 

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