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.  


Once every ten years, the Planning and Zoning Commission is required by state law to update the municipal Plan of Conservation and Development.  This Plan provides the general framework for the Commission to develop land use policies that are written into the Cheshire Zoning Regulations and Cheshire Subdivision Regulations, and for the Commission to make its statutorily required annual review of the Capital Budget projects.


The Commission is now in the process of updating this Plan, and is asking residents and local businesses to assist in this effort by expressing their views on land use and community character issues.  We greatly appreciate your input to help us produce a comprehensive, updated document on the future of Cheshire.  Thank you!




Click here for the Explanatory Text for the November 4, 2014 referendum questions.

Click here for the Explanator Text for the State of Connecticut constitutionals amendment referendum question.

 Click for: 

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

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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

October 20, 2014
Town Leaf Collection beginning November 3.....
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October 14, 2014
Town Manager appoints Keith Darin as Building Official...
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September 15, 2014
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June 26, 2014
Electronics Recycling Options
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June 10, 2014
Blacks Road will be closed for several months during bridge reconstruction
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May 29, 2014
Cheshire wins safety award.....
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April 24, 2014
Prescription and OTC drug drop box at Cheshire Police Department
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March 03, 2014
The State 2103 Amendment to the State Building Code became effective February...
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Last updated on Monday, October 20, 2014