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

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A Report from the First Selectman: July and the Main Street Bridge Project Status


A thank you to our Town Center businesses, customers and residents for your cooperation and patience this week during the setting of the eight (8) new utility poles that are.. read more

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Mil Rate Set


Notice is given that at a Special Meeting of the Board of Finance, held May 28, 2015, the Board of Finance set the mil rate for fiscal year 2015-2016 at.. read more

Bulletin Board



New this year:  Tax information is available on-line! Here is the link for searching online for your 2014 grand list taxes.   Be sure to type in either a last name.. read more

Chester Library Expansion Update


The Town of Chester’s application for a $1 million CT State Library Construction Grant that would assist with building a new library in North Quarter Park was approved by the State.. read more

Tips from Chester’s Energy Team and Conservation Commission


Energy tip from Chester’s E-team: According to Consumer Reports, doing laundry in cold water will save you upwards of $60 per year, assuming an average of 300 loads per year… read more