Welcome to the Town of Chester, Connecticut, settled in 1692. Chester is a beautiful small rural town that has grown and adapted since its historic beginnings as a shipbuilding and mill town. Often described as quaint and unique, Chester has a picturesque Main Street with interesting architecture, elegant shops, art galleries, superior restaurants, and the world renowned Goodspeed Opera House’s local Norma Terris Theatre. Located on the hillside of the Connecticut River, we have a number of marinas, lakes, hidden streams, cascading waterfalls, thousands of acres of state forest, and hiking trails. We also have a Y.M.C.A. camp and small airport. We celebrate community, the outdoors, art, history, music, theater, crafts, cuisine and conversation. We cherish our small town way of life, striving to preserve it as we live fully embracing life in the 21st century.
Chester is a vibrant town full of creative people who welcome all to visit. With year round town-wide events, it is always a good time to come to Chester. Easy to get to by car, rail, air, or boat, we are just over 2 hours from both New York City and Boston. Come experience all Chester has to offer. You will want to stay longer than you planned.

Town Notices

This is the official home page for the Town of Chester, Connecticut. All others are not endorsed by the town and cannot be presumed to have official and reliable information.
To receive Town E-Mail notices send your email address to info@chesterct.org

Ballot Changes


As you may be aware, over the years various conversations have taken place to discuss the length of Chester’s municipal ballot. Some positions have gone from appointed to elected, some the.. read more

SBA Loans Available


SBA Loans Available – as a result of the May 15, 2018 severe storms, tornados, and straight-line winds. Sorry for the multiple emails today – lots of important information to provide… Attached.. read more

Bulletin Board

Holiday for Heroes


Holiday for Heroes at Lark in Chester! Lark at ‪4 Water Street is here to help you “give something that means something” this holiday season.  Our goal is to send.. read more

2018 Election Results


CT Secretary of State Website for Full Election Results: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS

November 6 Election


Election November 6 – Chester polling place is the 2nd floor of Town Hall at 203 Middlesex Ave.  Polls will be open from 6AM-8PM. If you were not able to register to vote.. read more