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

  • Whiskers for Wishes

    11/22/2016 - 2016 WRAR Christmas Wishes "Funraiser", a real or virtual facial hair-growing contest among the men of women of Essex County government 

  • Cancellation of December Work Session

    11/16/2016 - December Work Session Cancelled 

  • Public Hunting at Rotary Poor House Farm

    11/08/2016 - Public Hunting opens at the Rotary Poor House Farm beginning Friday, November 25, 2016; and is available Fridays and Saturdays until Saturday, January 7, 2017. In order to hunt you must complete an application in the Essex County Parks and Recreation office 

  • 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 

  • New Board Established - Request for Applications to Serve

    10/18/2016 - 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. 

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