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Essex County Jail, VA

Updated on: October 2, 2022

Essex County Jail, Essex County, County Jail


304 Prince Street PO Box 955, Tappahannock, VA, 22560


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Tappahannock, Virginia is home to the Essex County Jail.

Essex County Jail is home to adult inmates who come from a medium-security level.

The Essex County Jail offers work assignments for inmates who show a great example of behavior. These work assignments will pay a small salary.

Essex County Sheriffs Office

Address: 304 Prince Street, Tappahannock, Virginia, 22560

Phone: 804-443-3346

Fax: 804-443-3340

Sending a Mail/Care Package

When sending any mail to the Essex County Jail, you will need to us the United States Postal Service.

The Essex County Jail will NOT accept mail from FedEx, UPS, or any other service.

Sending Money

The easiest way to fund an inmate’s books is to bring a money order down to the Essex County Jail when you are going to visit them. The correctional officers in the lobby can deposit the money into the inmate’s accounts. Money will be available in a few days for the inmate to use.

Phone calls

Inmates will have the choice between making collect calls or using the phone service that the Essex County Jail provides, NCIC Inmate Telephone Services.

The NCIC Inmate Telephone Services is a third-party service that inmates and their families can opt in. This service is not free. This service will require inmates to have money in their phone account, if they want to make calls home.

Inmates are limited to 15-minute calls daily. This is to allow all inmates in the Essex County Jail to have time to use the telephone.


The Essex County Jail will allow family and friends of these inmates to have non-contact visits with their loved ones.

These non-contact visits will be behind glass walls. You will not have any chance to kiss or hug the inmate.

All visits in the Essex County Jail will be heavily monitored.

Inmates are permitted to have up to two visits per day. Visits can be anytime during the week from 9 am to 6 pm.

Visiting Hours

Monday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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