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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November Ballot Order Lottery September 8

08/26/2015

The Nov 3 2015 ballot order lottery for name placement  will be held on Sept 8 at 5PM in the Town Clerk’s office.

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS

08/12/2015

The Board of Assessment Appeals for the Town of Chester will meet on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. By Statute this meeting may only review automotive.. read more

Bulletin Board

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

09/02/2015

Notice of Special Town Meeting September 15, 2015 Chester Town Hall 7:00 PM The electors of the TOWN OF CHESTER, CT and all other citizens qualified to vote in town.. read more

WAR MEMORIAL TREE REMOVAL POSTING

08/20/2015

The War Memorial Committee has proposed the removal of the two Cherry Trees in front of the War Memorial Monument. The committee is proposing replacement trees that will be of.. read more

NEW THIS YEAR – TAX INFORMATION IS NOW ONLINE

06/04/2015

New this year:  Tax information is available on-line! Here is the link for searching online for your 2014 grand list taxes.   Be sure to type in either a last name.. read more