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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Stormwater Management Plan

04/20/2017

A copy of the 2004 Stormwater Management Plan is also available for review at the First Selectman’s Office in the Town Hall.   2016 Annual Report Stormwater Management Plan

Notice of Public Hearing

04/20/2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   May 4, 2017 7:30 pm Chester Town Hall Second Floor Community Room   PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 BUDGET   The Board of Finance will conduct.. read more

Bulletin Board

Public Information Sessions

04/25/2017

Two public information sessions are scheduled for Thursday, May 11th at 7 pm and Saturday, May 13th at 10 am, both at the Chester Meeting House. The Chester Library Building.. read more

Yoga

04/25/2017

Yoga in Chester, with Annette Babek, meets tonight at 5:45 in the Community Meeting Room on the second floor of the Town Hall.  The drop-in fee is only $10. Yoga.. read more

Park & Rec Summer Camp

04/18/2017

MAKE A SPLASH AT OUR SUMMER CAMP! FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES K THROUGH 7 MEET OUR SUMMER STAFF!   Our Camp Counselors are Certified Lifeguards. 2017 CAMP REGISTRATION 2017 CAMP CALENDAR.. read more