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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Request for Proposals – Small Cities Grant


Request for Proposal 2019 Small Cities Grant

33 Liberty Street Meeting


The First Selectman’s Office has been notified at 2:15 pm today that the property at 33 Liberty Street has been sold to an undisclosed buyer, therefore eliminating the need for.. read more

Bulletin Board

Notice of Special Town Meeting



Invitation to Bid – Chester Ambulance Re-Mount


Final Ambulance Re-Mount Invitation to Bid

A Note from the Tax Collector


Winter is here and that means it’s time to pay Real Estate, PP second half, and supplemental MV taxes. The Tax Office hours during January are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.. read more