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. ​

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Essex County Transparency Portal

Bids & RFPs

Bids and RFPs

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Bids and RFPs

News & Announcements

  • Special Called Meeting

    08/20/2018 - Special called meeting of the Essex County Board of Supervisors to conduct the annual performance evaluation of the County Administrator and to conduct a memorandum of understanding for Board of Building Code Appeals 

  • Special Meeting of thePlanning Commission

    08/20/2018 - The purpose of the special meeting is discussion pertaining to the acquisition of real property for public purpose.  

  • Special Called Meeting of the Essex County Board of Supervisors

    07/12/2018 - Special Called Meeting of the Essex County Board of Supervisors to conduct the performance evaluation of the County Administrator, and as desired by the Board, to enter into closed meeting pursuant to Va. Code Section 2.2-3711.A.1 for such purpose. 

  • EDA Meeting Rescheduled

    07/02/2018 - EDA Meeting Rescheduled to 07/12 from 07/05 

  • Public Reading of Historic 1774 Essex Colonial Resolutions

    06/27/2018 - The public is invited to the Rappahannock Chapter of Sons of American Revolution’s Commemoration and Public Reading of Historic 1774 Essex Colonial Resolutions on July 9th, 2018 on the Essex County Courthouse Green at 10:00 AM 

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