Lookup Public Records in Essex County, Virginia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Essex County Overview

With a population of 11,151 (as of the 2010 census), Essex County, Virginia was created in 1692 and named for either the Earl of Essex or the shire in England. Essex county is a peninsula bordered by the Rappahannock River to the north, and the Dragon Swamp to the south. Tappahannock is both the county seat and the largest community. Grammy-nominated R&B singer Chris Brown was born and raised in this county, which has a total area of 257 square miles of land, plus 29 square miles of water. Neighboring counties are: King George to the northwest, Caroline to the west, King and Queen to the south, Middlesex to the southeast, Richmond (county0 to the northeast, and Westmoreland to the north. Ten zip codes are utilized by the county, ad the most populous is 22560.

Essex County Clerk Information

Honorable Gayle Ashworth, Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 445
305 Prince Street
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-3541 or (804) 443-4381
gashworth@vacourts.gov

The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the recorder of deeds and probate judge, issues marriage licenses and is the official court administrator for all civil and criminal court cases. In this latter capacity, the Clerk creates and maintains all court files and records, prepares court orders and jury lists, contacts jurors and issues summons and court processes.

Essex County Records

Thomas M. Blackwell, Commissioner of Revenue
317 Prince Street
P.O. Box 879
Tappahannock, VA 22560
804-443-4737
cor@essex-virginia.org

Assessments and values, tax exempt property, tax credits and exemptions:

Land records, deeds, fee schedules, plats and surveys, maps, passports, tax liens, easements and condemnations:

B.A. “Penny” Davis, Treasurer
321 Prince Street
PO Box 489
Tappahannock, VA 22560
804-443-4371

Past due tax information:

Pay property taxes:

Motor vehicle information:

Online forms and fee schedules:

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Essex, VA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200911,395
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,606
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200967
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,321
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200942
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009162
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,018
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,084
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009208
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009120
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009175
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009179
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009219
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009111
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200969
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200936
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,726

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