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 


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

Building and Zoning Office Manager - Suite 105
Andrea Skelton   email

Interim County Planner and Deputy Zoning and Subdivision Administrator- Suite 104
 John Shaw   email
Applications - Downloadable Forms & Information:

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

Land Disturbing Permit
Land Development & Zoning Permit (PDF)
Land Development & Zoning Permit (Word)

Family & Minor Subdivision

Fee Schedule 


Parcel Map Book ("Tax Maps") - *NEW*

Zoning District Map Book (Parcel Map Pages) - *NEW*
Flood Plain Maps

Comprehensive Plan - Land Use Plan Map