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

  • Public Notice

    09/13/2017 - Special Meeting of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and Essex County Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission 

  • Oct. 3 Triad Meeting: YOU and FALLS

    09/08/2017 - Join the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad on Tuesday, Oct. 3, when physical therapist assistant Morgan Chenault will talk about preventing falls and show strengthening exercises to do at home. The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Historic Beale Baptist Church Sanctuary, corner of Church Lane & Queen St. 

  • Cyber-Security Triad Presentation

    09/06/2017 - At the September 5th Triad Meeting a presentation on Cyber Security was given. The link to the presentation may be found by selecting the title above.  

  • Hurricane Preparedness

    09/03/2017 - With Hurricane Irma threating the East Coast, do you have a plan to protect yourself, and your family if it does come to Virginia? Click on the title above to find resources to help you plan and prepare. 

  • Request for Applications to Serve on County Boards

    08/23/2017 - The Essex County Board of Zoning Appeals has one term that will expire 11/2017 and the Essex County Wetlands Board has two terms that will expire 11/2017. Applications to serve on these boards are due by October 31st, 2017. Select the title above for more information. 

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