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. ​

Commercial Properties Available in Essex County, VA

Looking for detailed financial information, important county documents, or reports? Click on the link below!
Essex County Transparency Portal

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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

  • Roadside Debris Cleanup Meeting Notice

    05/22/2019 - It has come to our attention that Essex County secondary roads are in a state requiring serious debris cleanup efforts. All interested citizens and stakeholders will be meeting Tuesday, May 28 2PM to coordinate comprehensive cleanup of Essex County roads, at the Essex County Administrative office, 202 S. Church Lane, Tappahannock VA. 

  • Healthy Watershed Community Workshop

    05/20/2019 - Interactive Workshop on June the 24, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Essex County High School Cafeteria. 

  • Essex County Health Watersheds: Kick-off Meeting

    05/06/2019 - The Healthy Watersheds Project is a multi-phase project funded through the Virginia Department of Forestry 

  • Drinking Water Clinic

    05/03/2019 - The Virginia Household Water Quality Program aims to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with wells, springs and cisterns. We provide affordable water testing, help interpreting their water test results, and information about addressing problems. 

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