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.

Main Street Improvements

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

Invitation to Bid – Main Street Improvements Phase 3


The Invitation to Bid has been posted for the Main Street Construction Project. Bids are due back to the town on March 2nd and then we will send our recommendation.. read more

Chester Main Street Progress Drawing Set


Chester Main Street Progress Drawing Set 9/2019

Town Notices

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Addendum -Request for Proposal – Fuel Oil Tank Replacement at Chester Elementary School


ADDENDUM   CES Oil Tank Replacement Bid Request  CES Oil Tank Replacement Bid

Town Talks Schedule


Every Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Villager 1st Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Little House Brewery

Bulletin Board

Building Official Job Posting 2020


Building Official Job Posting 2020 Revised

Chester Park and Rec Summer Camp


2020 Spring-Summer Brochure 2020 Camp Calendar 2020 CAMP REGISTRATION We are an outdoor program specializing in waterfront activities! Our Camp Counselors are Certified Lifeguards. SUMMER CAMP IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS.. read more

Park & Rec


Celebrating Community through People, Parks and Programs! Chester Parks and Recreation 860-526-0013 extension 223, parkrec@chesterct.org Visit our website for additional program information and registration forms: http://chesterct.org/town-government/parks-recreation-commission/ or link to the.. read more