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.

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

Town offices will be closed December 25 and 26, 2014, and also on January 1, 2015.  The Library will be closed December 24 and 25, 2014 and January 1, 2015.


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!



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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.  

          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 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

December 11, 2014
Town of Cheshire Budget Documents Win Award
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December 05, 2014
Upcoming meetings by date.........
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December 03, 2014
C-PACE workshop December 11, 2014
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November 26, 2014
Community Caroling and Tree Lighting on the Green
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November 18, 2014
Notice of audit of selected election results
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November 03, 2014
Hazardous Mitigation Plan Update......
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October 22, 2014
Local public health advisory regarding Ebola
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October 21, 2014
Non-recyclable materials reminder...
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October 20, 2014
Town Leaf Collection beginning November 3.....
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October 20, 2014
Cheshire 16th on Safe Cities in CT list......
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June 26, 2014
Electronics Recycling Options
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April 24, 2014
Prescription and OTC drug drop box at Cheshire Police Department
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Last updated on Thursday, December 18, 2014