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.

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Town Hall Closed to the Public – Appointment Only


Starting Monday November 30, the Chester Town Hall will be temporarily closed to the public except by appointment only for the protection of the town employees. We are still conducting.. read more

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information


  January 14, 2021 – Special Issue Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Residents Over 75 Can Now Register for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments as State Transitions to Phase 1b   1.3 Million.. read more

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A Message from the Tax Collector


 Executive Order 9R January 1st, 2021 tax due dates and will now be  April 1st, 2021 per Governor Lamonts Executive order 9R.   All rules from July deferment will apply.. read more