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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Valley Regional High School and John Winthrop Middle School Winter Festival Concerts and Art Shows


Come join us for two great concerts and art shows by our regional and national recognized and award winning school choruses, bands, and artists. It will be a great evening.. read more

Registrars Have New Office Hours


The Registrars of Voters Office Hours have changed. Office Hours are Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Bulletin Board

Town Clerk’s Office Notice


The Town Clerk’s office will close at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2nd for mandatory computer training for the Department of Public Health.  The office will open again at 9.. read more

Chester Library Building Committee Recording Clerk Wanted


Chester Library Building Committee Recording Clerk/Town of Chester is seeking a Recording Clerk. This person may be required to attend meetings as needed. Responsibilities include preparing meeting notices, compiling, transcribing.. read more



Our Emergency Operations Center would like to share with you information that will help you with Storm Readiness. We, the Chester Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) are reviewing our Storm.. read more