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.

Party Endorsed Candidates – November 2021


A certified list of Democratic & Republican party-endorsed candidates for the Town of Chester for election.

Chester Town Hall is Open to the Public


Chester Town Hall is OPEN to the public. If you are not comfortable coming inside there is now a drop box outside of the Town Hall door. For Town Clerk.. read more

Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams


As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins, here are signs of potential scams:

Bulletin Board

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

Town of Chester Job Opportunities


TOWN OF CHESTER Job Opportunity LAND USE CLERK & ASSESSOR CLERK Land Use Clerk: The Town of Chester is accepting applications and letters of interest for the part-time position of.. read more

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan & Resolution


Chester Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan   NHMP Resolution

Chester Sunday Market


CHESTER SUNDAY MARKET IS BACK! MAIN STREET 10-1 JUNE 13TH – OCTOBER 10TH We are very excited to be back this year with almost all of our past vendors. From.. read more