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.

COVID-19 ReOpen Survey Results

07/10/2020

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PLEASE SIGN UP FOR TOWNWIDE EMAIL

06/09/2020

If you are not already signed up on the Town Wide email, please do so. This is a quick and effective way for the Town to communicate with our residents,.. read more

Main Street Improvements

The Project primarily consists of a streetscape reconstruction including roadway, sidewalk, storm drainage, site lights, and retaining walls.

MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PHASE III UPDATES

07/09/2020

Notice of Award Letter – Colonna Masonry Concrete and Asphalt Paving, LLC Main Street Improvement Update April 17, 2020 Main Street Improvements Update April 24, 2020 Main Street Improvement Project.. read more

Town of Chester 2020-2021 Budget Information

03/16/2020

TOWN OF CHESTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING May 6, 2020 7:00 pm via ZOOM PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 BUDGET A public hearing on the proposed FY 2020-2021 Budget will be.. read more

Bulletin Board

To receive Town E-Mail notices send your email address to info@chesterct.org

Chester Town Hall is Open to the Public with Safety Procedures in Place

07/27/2020

  The Town Hall is open to the public beginning with safety procedures in place. For the time being, we will not be open on Tuesday evenings. Please be patient.. read more

Notice of Presidential Preference Primary of the Republican and Democratic Party

07/09/2020

Notice of Presidential Preference Primary of the Republican and Democratic Party August 11, 2020

Notice of Republican Primary State and District Offices Only

06/24/2020

Notice of Republican Primary State and District Offices Only