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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Notice of Public Hearing


TOWN OF CHESTER WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY PUBLIC HEARING       The Water Pollution Control Authority will hold a Public Hearing on July 10th, 7pm in the Meeting House,.. read more

Town of Chester Approved Budget FY 2018 2019


Approved Expenditures FY 18 19 Budget Approved Revenues FY 18 19 Budget Approved Capital Budget FY 18 19

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Increased West Nile Virus Activity throughout CT


Increased West Nile Virus Activity throughout CT   The Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD) is advising Chester residents to be aware of a rapid build-up of West Nile Virus.. read more

Greater New Haven Directory


Distribution of the DexYP GREATER NEW HAVEN Directory As you may be aware, the directories are 100% recyclable. While new directories are being delivered, this is typically a time when.. read more

Parks and Recreation


Celebrating Community through People, Parks and Programs! Chester Parks and Recreation 860-526-0013 extension 223, parkrec@chesterct.org for information or to save a space! Link to the forms below or visit our.. read more