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.   


MARCH 17 AND MARCH 24, 2018

Cheshire residents may drop off tree limbs and brush debris from this week's storm at the former transfer station at 1304 Waterbury Road (Route 70) on Saturday, March 17, 2018 and Saturday, March 24, 2018 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p. m. at no charge.  These drop offs are for Cheshire residents only; proof of residency will be requested.

March 21, 2018:  A parking ban is in effect for the Town of Cheshire from 6:00 p.m. tonight until noon tomorrow.

 Proposed 2018-2019 Operating Budget Plan

Proposed 2018-2019 Operating Budget Line Item Detail



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We want to hear from YOU! Please complete this brief survey (by April 6, 2018) to help us develop goals and priorities for our PARKS AND RECREATION services.  Your input is greatly valued and we thank you for your time.

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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.  

         Adopted FY 2017-2018 General Operating Budget Plan

         Adopted FY 2017-2018 General Operating Budget Detail

         Official Statement Dated February 22, 2017


         FY 16-17 Adopted General Operating Budget Plan

         FY 16-17 Adopted General Operating Budget Detail

         FY 15-16 Adopted General Operating Budget Plan

         FY 15-16 Adopted General Operating Budget Detail

         Town Council Adopted FY 15-16 Capital Expenditure Plan

                 - PART 1PART 2

          FY 14-15 Adopted Operating Budget

          FY 14-15 Adopted Operating Budget Detail 

          FY 14-15 Adopted Annual Capital Expenditure Budget

          FY 14-15 Annual Capital Expenditure Budget Adopting Resolutions

          Annual Report 2014-2015

          Annual Report 2015-2016

          Audit/Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2012-2013

          Audit/Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2013-2014

          Audit/Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2014-2015 

          Audit/Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2015-2016

          Conflict of Interest Ordinance

          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

March 12, 2018
Linear Trail cleaned up and passable
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March 12, 2018
School Security Community Presentation
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February 28, 2018
Upcoming meetings by date.........
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February 09, 2018
Letter of Interest for 0% Interest Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
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February 06, 2018
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, June 30, 2017
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January 31, 2018
NEW online building permits!
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January 24, 2018
NARCAN Training
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January 08, 2018
Mailbox snowplowing policy
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November 06, 2017
No contaminated recyclables or plastic bags
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October 20, 2017
Improvements Made to Cheshire's Incentive Policy
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October 11, 2017
Economic Development Commission (EDC) submits report to the Cheshire Town Cou...
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October 03, 2017
13th Safest City in Connecticut
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Last updated on Wednesday, March 21, 2018