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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Essex County Transparency Portal

Bids & RFPs

Bids and RFPs

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Bids and RFPs

News & Announcements

  • Essex County Planning Commission Public Meeting

    12/12/2018 - In accordance with Section 2.2-3707 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Essex County Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Essex County School Board Office located at 109 Cross St. Tappahannock, Va. 

  • Christmas Activities Around Town

    12/06/2018 - Christmas activities for all ages in and around Town this season. All Activities are free open to the public! 

  • Public Notice-Essex County

    11/28/2018 - 2nd Half 2018 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes 

  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Survey

    11/20/2018 - We would like to have input from Essex citizens as well as those who participate in Essex County Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) programs. 


    11/09/2018 - The purpose of the Special Called Meeting is to finalize the Essex County Strategic Initiatives and Action Agenda 2018 – 2020. 

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