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


Notice of Public Hearing Chester Planning & Zoning Commission Notice is hereby given that the Chester Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018,.. read more

Draft Short Term Rental Regulations 1 17 2018


please click on the link to Draft Short Term Rental Regulations 1 17 2018. Any comments or suggestions can be submitted in writing to the Zoning Compliance Officer at zoningofficial@chesterct.org.

Bulletin Board

Notice of Public Informational Meeting


Notice of Public Informational Meeting February 22 2018



  FOR RENT BY TOWN OF CHESTER   PRIME COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 20 WATER STREET   The Town of Chester offers this Water Street (Route 148) prime commercial property in Chester.. read more

Chester Emergency Alert System


Please help us reach you! CT Alert ENS uses the state’s Enhanced 9-1-1 database for location-based notifications to the public for emergencies. Sign up to receive alerts at www.ctalert.gov or text your.. read more