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.



The testing site at Saybrook Point in Old Saybrook is open this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Testing is available between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,.. read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funeral Assistance


FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many. At FEMA, our mission.. read more

Chester Town Hall is Open to the Public


Chester Town Hall is OPEN to the public. If you are not comfortable coming inside there is now a drop box outside of the Town Hall door. For Town Clerk.. read more

Bulletin Board

To receive Town E-Mail notices send your email address to info@chesterct.org

REVISED – Town of Chester Request for Proposal – Town Counsel


On January 5, 2022 Lauren Gister resigned as First Selectwoman of Chester.   We are reposting this RFP with the newly appointed First Selectwoman, Charlene O. Janecek.   We have.. read more

Restricted Covenant for Land Records


Public Act No. 21-173 Affidavit Restrictive Covenant Unlawful Restrictive Covenant Form

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan & Resolution


Chester Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan   NHMP Resolution