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. ​

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

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

  • The Policy Committee

    01/11/2018 - PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on January 17, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., the Policy Committee has scheduled a meeting to discuss department staffing issues. This meeting will be held on the 2nd Floor Conference Room on 202 South Church Lane in the Essex County Office Building. 

  • Animal Shelter Hours Changed

    11/01/2017 - To better serve the public, the Tappahannock Essex County Regional Animal Shelter (TECAS) has changed the hours they are open. TECAS will now be open to the public on Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For additional details please select the title above. 

  • Essex County 911 Address Verification

    08/08/2017 - Over the next several months, Timmons Group, an Engineering and Technology firm based in Richmond, is assisting Essex County in correcting their addressing system. Technicians from the firm will be visiting each structure in the county and verifying that the actual E-911 address of the structure matches the address in Essex County’s Geographic Information System. Ensuring that all addresses are accurate and up-to-date will enable first responders to locate an emergency as quickly as possible. 

  • 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. 

  • Pothole Reporting Tool

    06/06/2014 - VDOT Pothole reporting tool 

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