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

  • New Virginia Initiative, RUOnlineVA, Announced

    05/27/2016 - RUOnlineVA provides a platform for Virginia residents and businesses to notify the Commonwealth whether or not they have access to broadband Internet connections. Visit or call (877) 969-6685 to complete a survey about internet availabiltiy in your area. 

  • 2016 1st Half Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes

    05/25/2016 - 2016 1st Half Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due by June 6, 2016. 

  • Survivor Day to be held in Essex County

    05/25/2016 - Essex County will host Survivor Day in the County Administration Building on June 18th. Learn how to stay safe during emergency situations and receive a free Survivor Starter Kit. You must register to attend. 

  • Official Triad Signing Ceremony with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring

    05/23/2016 - On Tuesday, June 7 at 1:00 P.M. in the Old Beale Baptist Church Sanctuary, the Essex County-Tappahannock Triad gains official status when the Attorney General signs a cooperative agreement with local law enforcement officials and other government and community leaders. 

  • Essex County Commonwealth's Attorney's Ethics Advisory Opinion

    05/23/2016 - Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3126, County Administrator, A. Reese Peck, requested an ethics advisory opinion from Commonwealth's Attorney, Vincent Donoghue, regarding Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman E. Stanley Langford, his company Peninsula Construction, the Essex County Department of Building and Zoning, and some concerns that have arisen about their interactions. 

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