Essex County Virginia

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Essex County Building & Zoning Office

Office Location:
202 South Church Lane
Historic Beale Church Annex
Suites 103,104, and 105
P.O. Box 549
Tappahannock, VA 22560 

Contact Us:
Tel: 804-443-4951   
Fax: 804-445-8023

** Important Announcement **

The Office Manager, Andrea Skelton, will be out of the office from June 6th thru June 12th. In the Office Manager's absence, the Building Official, Wyn Davis, will staff the office daily from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and then again in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you have business to conduct with the Building and Zoning office, please plan to visit the office at one of these times.


Building Official, Environmental Codes Compliance Officer - Suite 105
Alwyn W. Davis Jr.   email 

Building and Zoning Office Manager - Suite 105
Andrea Skelton   email

Zoning Administrator (Acting), Subdivision Agent (Acting) - Suite 104
Trenton L. Funkhouser, AICP  email

Applications - Downloadable Forms & Information:

Building Permit
Electrical Permit
Gas Permit
Plumbing Permit
Mechanical Permit
Commercial Mechanical Permit

Land Disturbing Permit

Zoning Permit (PDF)
Zoning Permit (Word)

Conditional Use Permit
Zoning Amendment
Special Exception Permit

Fee Schedule 
Flood Plain Maps