Welcome to the Town of Cheshire.


The Town of Cheshire, known as "The Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut" is pleased to welcome you to our website.  We will continue to enhance this site to keep our users informed and to make it as simple as possible to access our programs and services. We hope you find the information you need quickly and easily.

So welcome, from our Mayor, our officials and our staff.  

BULKY WASTE AND SCRAP METAL is being collected the week of April 21, 2014 for residents with regular Wednesday trash collection.


Click here to access our NEW GIS map!

Click here for information from CL&P on their Tree Trimming Program

Click here for the

 FY 14-15 Adopted Operating Budget summary

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Be prepared for hurricanes and storms; click here for Emergency Preparedness Tips.

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  • Agendas and Minutes

    Find agendas for upcoming meetings and minutes of recent meetings for all Town councils, boards, commissions and committees...... 

          Annual Report 2012-2013

          Audit/Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2011-2012

          Audit/Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2012-2013

          FY 13-14 General Operating Budget Plan

          FY 13-14 General Operating Budget Line Item Detail

          FY 13-14 Capital Expenditure Plan

          General Operating Budget Fiscal Year 2012-2013

          Annual Capital Expenditure Budget Fiscal Year 2012-2013

          Charter and Code of Ordinances

          Inland Wetland Regulations

          Subdivision Regulations

          Zoning Regulations

          Historic District Regulations

          Water Pollution Control Regulations 

(for a complete listing of all documents, go to the Index of Fees, Forms and Regulations).



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About Our Town ......

     Cheshire is a family-oriented community with an excellent school system, exceptional public safety, and a full range of municipal services. A wonderful place to live and work, Cheshire is a residential community located in New Haven County with a population of just over 29,000 and a land area of 33 square miles. Cheshire is close to New Haven and Hartford, and is easily accessible from Interstates 84, 91 and 691 and state routes 70, 68, and 10.

     Incorporated as a town in May of 1780, Cheshire was predominantly a rural farming community. During the past 50 years, the Town has grown into a residential suburban community. Even with significant industrial and commercial growth, Cheshire retains its rural characteristics with thousands of acres of open space. Historic homes blend with newer tree-lined neighborhoods. Local retailers provide a variety of goods and services, with commercial, industrial and agricultural businesses unobtrusively rounding out the composition of the community. In fact, the active agricultural industry has led to Cheshire’s designation as the "Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut."

     For more specific information, please refer to the various pages within this website, or call one of the Town of Cheshire departments.

Town of Cheshire Town Hall  ♦  84 South Main Street

Cheshire, CT 06410

Recent news & events

April 03, 2014
Adopt-A-Spot program beautifies Cheshire....
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March 27, 2014
RWA cleaning and lining water main along Mountain Road
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March 25, 2014
Ecological and Environmental Events in Cheshire
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March 24, 2014
Community Pool to open for the summer season.....
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March 12, 2014
2014 Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) applications being accepted
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March 03, 2014
The State 2103 Amendment to the State Building Code became effective February...
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February 19, 2014
Cheshire pledges to be a Clean Energy Community...
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February 18, 2014
Cheshire ranked 21st Safest City in America
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Last updated on Wednesday, April 23, 2014