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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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

02/04/2016

LEGAL NOTICE CHESTER ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, February.. read more

PLEASE BE PATIENT! WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

01/12/2016

Work has finally commenced to repair the safety hazards of the Main Street Bridge over Pattaconk Brook. Responding to the traffic concerns of local businesses, DOT thankfully postponed work until the less active.. read more

Bulletin Board

YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE ON-LINE

02/01/2016

You can now register to vote on line with this link - On-Line Voter Registration – or check your party affiliation with this link -Voter Registration Look Up Tool.

PARKING BAN DURING SNOW STORMS

01/05/2016

It is the owners’ responsibility to be sure that their vehicles are not left on the roadway during a snow storm and during hours following that snow storm. This will.. read more

COST SAVINGS IDEAS ARE WELCOME!

12/23/2015

In January 2016 the process begins for developing the 2016-2017 budget for the Town of Chester, and like everyone at home or at their business, finances and savings are on.. read more