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 – Planning and Zoning Commission


2018-01-17 Short Term Rental Reg-1 CH PZ NOPH Zoning Regs Short Term Rentals April 12 2018TC

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

Parks and Recreation


Celebrating Community through People, Parks and Programs! Chester Parks and Recreation 860-526-0013 extension 223, parkrec@chesterct.org for information or to save a space! Link to the forms below or visit our.. read more

Cherry Hill Apartments


Chester Housing Associates is accepting applications for Cherry Hill Apartments a Senior Housing complex.  Please inquire at Cherry Hill Apartments, 218 Middlesex Turnpike, Chester CT 06412. For an application please.. read more



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