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

  • Potential Service Interruptions at Poor House Trash Collection Site

    03/20/2017 - Due to equipment replacement at the site, there will be intermittent service interruptions beginning on April 3rd and lasting approximately one week. The Transfer Station will remain open during the work, but will need to restrict access occasionally for safety concerns. 

  • Fiscal Year 2018 County Administrator's Proposed Budget

    03/08/2017 - At a scheduled work session on March 7, 2017 the Essex County FY2018 County Administrator's Proposed Budget was presented to the Board of Supervisors. 

  • Fiscal Year 2016 Audit Report Presented

    02/17/2017 - The Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016 was presented to the County Board of Supervisors at their February 14, 2017 meeting. 

  • New Board Established - Request for Applications to Serve

    12/19/2016 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors has re-establishing 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. 

  • Town Hall Meeting Presentations

    11/04/2016 - Town Hall Meetings have recently been held by T. Blackwell, Commissioner of the Revenue, and S. Langford, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. The presentations given at these meetings may be found by clicking on the title above 

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