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 Website Maintenance Planned

    12/11/2017 - As part of our ongoing aim of improving your Essex County Website experience, on Wednesday December 13th, from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM ET, we will be performing updates and maintenance. During this maintenance window you may experience intermittent service interruptions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

  • Animal Shelter Hours Changed

    11/01/2017 - To better serve the public, the Tappahannock Essex County Regional Animal Shelter (TECAS) has changed the hours they are open. TECAS will now be open to the public on Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For additional details please select the title above. 

  • Essex County 911 Address Verification

    08/08/2017 - Over the next several months, Timmons Group, an Engineering and Technology firm based in Richmond, is assisting Essex County in correcting their addressing system. Technicians from the firm will be visiting each structure in the county and verifying that the actual E-911 address of the structure matches the address in Essex County’s Geographic Information System. Ensuring that all addresses are accurate and up-to-date will enable first responders to locate an emergency as quickly as possible. 

  • New Board Established - Request for Applications to Serve

    12/19/2016 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors has re-established 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. 

  • Board of Supervisors Meeting Audio Available Online

    04/29/2016 - Audio recorded during the Board of Supervisor's Meetings is now available to listen to online! 

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