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

This is the official home page for the Town of Chester, Connecticut. All others are not endorsed by the town and cannot be presumed to have official and reliable information.
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Municipal Election Results


Cut and paste the following link for Election results –  http://ctemspublic.pcctg.net/#/selectTown



TOWN OF CHESTER STREETLIGHT CONVERSION PROGRESS Project Overview The Town of Chester has been working with Tanko Lighting since spring 2017 to convert the Town’s streetlights to high-efficiency Light Emitting.. read more

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Chester Parks and Recreation


Chester Parks and Recreation Celebrating Community through People, Parks and Programs! 860-526-0013 extension 223, parkrec@chesterct.org Call or visit our webpage for more program information. ALL REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT:.. read more

Plan of Conservation and Development Survey


WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR CHESTER?  Your input is needed to help guide the comprehensive and strategic planning process for Chester’s future. Fill out the Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Chester2028   You can learn.. read more

Chester Holiday Market


CHESTER – Local farms and artisans will sell their honey, fish, maple syrup, cheese and more along the sidewalks in the town center while merchants serve food and drink and.. read more