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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Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Mil Rate Set

06/01/2015

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

RESULTS OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING MAY 28, 2015 7:30 PM

05/20/2015

LEGAL NOTICE – TOWN OF CHESTER The Town of Chester took the following action at a Special Town Meeting held on Thursday, May 28, 2015: 1. Selected the method of.. read more

Bulletin Board

Utility Pole Work – Main Street Bridge

07/06/2015

On Tuesday, July 7th Eversource and Frontier crews will be in the Town Center to complete the setting of four (4) new utility poles, two on lower Spring Street, one.. read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY ASSESSOR’S CLERK

06/30/2015

The Town of Chester is accepting applications and letters of interest for the part-time position of Assessor’s Clerk. Applicants must submit their application and letter of interest describing their training.. read more

NEW THIS YEAR – TAX INFORMATION IS NOW ONLINE

06/04/2015

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 a last name and.. read more