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

  • Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Plan

    02/14/2019 - The Planning Commission of Essex County, Virginia will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM to receive comments on the proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2019-2023. 

  • Essex County Opening 1/14/2019

    01/13/2019 - All County offices will be opening on a 2 hour delay. 

  • Planning Commission Meeting January 15, 2019

    01/08/2019 - This will be a work session for the Planning Commission in regards to the Capital Improvement Program. Representatives of various County of Essex, Virginia departments/agencies for funding of capital improvement projects to be included in the County’s FY-2019-2023 (CIP). 

  • Essex County Planning Commission Public Meeting

    12/12/2018 - In accordance with Section 2.2-3707 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Essex County Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Essex County School Board Office located at 109 Cross St. Tappahannock, Va. 

  • Christmas Activities Around Town

    12/06/2018 - Christmas activities for all ages in and around Town this season. All Activities are free open to the public! 

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