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

  • Trap-Neuter-Return Program

    08/25/2016 - The Tappahannock Essex County Regional Animal Shelter has partnered with the Indian Rivers Humane Society to provide a Trap-Neuter-Release program for feral cats in Essex County. Click on the title above for more information. 

  • Essex/Tappahannock Triad Meeting Sept. 6th

    08/24/2016 - The September meeting will feature The Magic of Music & Dementia with Ellie Galloway and Lori Myers. Click on the event title above to learn more. 

  • You Can Prevent the Spread of the Zika Virus

    08/12/2016 - Find out what simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family this summer from the Virginia Department of Health. Click on the title above to find out more. 

  • Well Water Clinic

    07/27/2016 - The Essex County Virginia Cooperative Extension Office will be holding a Well Water Clinic which is open to everyone. Click on the title above for more details. 

  • 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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