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

  • Aug. 1 Triad Meeting: An Epidemic of Heroin and Rx Opioid Abuse

    07/12/2017 - Join the Essex Co.-Tappahannock Triad on Tuesday, Aug. 1, when Valerie Prince, from Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps, will show a documentary film and discuss statewide and local implications of this epidemic. The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Historic Beale Baptist Church Sanctuary, corner of Church Lane & Queen St. 

  • August Board of Supervisors Meeting Date Changed

    06/14/2017 - The August 2017 meeting date for the Board of Supervisors’ work session and regular monthly meeting has changed from August 8, 2017 to the August 15, 2017. The work session will begin at 4:00 PM and the regular meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. Both meetings will be held in the Board Meeting room located at 109 Cross Street, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560 

  • Marsh Street Park Hours

    06/12/2017 - Marsh Street Pool and Park are open weekends only through 6/18/2017. Hours of operation are Saturday 11am to 7pm and Sunday 1pm to 7pm. Beginning June 20, 2017 the Pool and Park will operate Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm. Closed on Mondays. 

  • 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. 

  • Waterfront Property Acquisition – Request for Citizen Input

    07/22/2016 - Essex County Citizens – The Essex County Board of Supervisors is considering acquiring waterfront property within the Town of Tappahannock (June Parker Marina) to provide a variety of recreational activities including swimming, fishing, and boating to our citizens. We invite you to contact your Board member to let them know how you feel about this purchase. 

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