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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Request for Proposal – Chester Fire House Solar Panel System


RFP Solar October 10 2018 Deadline

Notice of Public Hearing


TOWN OF CHESTER WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY PUBLIC HEARING       The Water Pollution Control Authority will hold a Public Hearing on July 10th, 7pm in the Meeting House,.. read more

Bulletin Board

Chester Parks and Recreation


  Link to Brochure http://chesterct.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-19-Fall-Winter-Brochure-2.pdf  

***Take the Chester Long Range Survey Here****


  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Chester_Long_Range_Plan   Chester Long Range Plan Survey

Increased West Nile Virus Activity throughout CT


Increased West Nile Virus Activity throughout CT   The Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD) is advising Chester residents to be aware of a rapid build-up of West Nile Virus.. read more