In response to the State of Emergency declared by the federal, state and county governments related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the Village of Chester Board of Trustees has instructed that all Village Offices, including the offices of the Village Clerk, the Village Justice Court Clerk, Building/Planning/Zoning office, and the Street and Water Departments will be closed to the public, beginning Friday, March 20,2020, through Friday, April 3, 2020.
Village employees, with exceptions for those whose attendance is essential, will be working from home or on an on-call basis.
For Police, Water or Sewer Emergencies please call 845-469-4681.
We urge all our residents to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines regarding hygiene and isolating.
Please visit the Village of Chester’s Website for further information.
Residents will have access to front entrance only M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM to use drop box for payment of water and/or sewer bills. NO CASH will be accepted. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY or you can PAY ON-LINE by visiting the Village’s website.
There will be no face-to-face meetings with any employees of the Village of Chester unless appointments are specifically arranged in advance and approved in advance by the Mayor.
John T. Bell, Mayor Village of Chester
A Child Is Missing (ACIM)…
is a Fort Lauderdale-based non-profit organization founded in 1997, and was created because no community-based program existed for locating missing children, the disabled and elderly often (with Alzheimer’s) during the crucial first hours of disappearance. This program also fills the gap when cases don’t meet the criteria for an Amber Alert.
A Child goes missing every 40 seconds in the United States.
Your child has a 1 in 42 chance of going missing…
A Child Is Missing (ACIM) is devoted to assisting law enforcement in the search and early safe recovery efforts of children / the elderly (often with Alzheimer’s) / disabled persons and college students via a rapid-response neighborhood alert program utilizing high-tech telephony systems.
ACIM will make alert calls (when requested by law enforcement) to the last seen areas, to help find these individuals who can’t make rational decisions for themselves.
The Elderly – Often with Alzheimer’s and Dementia: two dreaded diseases of the elderly. They tend to wander off and often think they are going to go ‘home’. That ‘home’ may be states away. They (The Elderly) tend to walk off and in some cases they will find a body of water, this is not good.
Disabled People who have been beaten, unconscious, or are suffering from memory loss. We will send out alert calls to find the guardian, parents, and friends. There may be other circumstances but a phone call will inform you if ACIM will run the case. Again, these alert calls are requested by law enforcement only.
Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.)
The Village of Chester Police Department is committed to open government and will release all public information to the extent that the law allows.
Residents requesting reports or information may complete a F.O.I.L. request at the station anytime or choose a form below to complete and submit via email, fax (845.469.5009), mail or bring it into the station or fax it to , or you may mail it to:
Village of Chester Police Department
Records Access Officer
47 Main St.
Chester, NY 10918
The request form may be downloaded here
Fees for photocopied reports are twenty-five cents (.25) per page up to 9″ X 14″ or the actual cost to reproduce the requested records i.e., those that cannot be photocopied such as electronic records. If the department is incapable of reproducing the record due to technology limitations or for large requests, there may be an additional charge based on the actual cost of employing an outside service to reproduce the record.
We are always on-duty but if you do come to the station and find the front door locked, please pick up the direct dial phone to the left of the front door and you will be automatically connected to the communications center. They will radio a patrol to meet you.
Once we receive the request you will be notified when the information is ready. (usually within 5 business days).
In order to sell goods or services or solicit funds including memberships, a permit is required in the Village of Chester.
To obtain a permit, please print and bring in the completed form below along with the appropriate fee to the Village of Chester Police Station.
A non-refundable fee is required at the time of application in the form of cash, certified check or money order.
Village and Town of Chester Residents – $100.00
Orange County Residents – $150.00
Out of County Residents – $250.00
There is no fee required for not-for-profit organizations.
Village of Chester residents who provide a medical certification (see forms below), may apply for a Handicap Parking Permit or license plates at the Village of Chester Police Station. Applicants must show their NYS driver’s license at the time the application is turned in. For more information, please call 845.469.4681.
Permanent (Blue) – New York State requires that the expiration date CANNOT be more than five years from the date of issuance.
Temporary Permits (Red) – Temporary permits are available for persons who are temporarily unable to ambulate without the help of an assisting device. Examples of an assisting device would be wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, canes, prostheses, portable oxygen or another person.
Renewal – Permit holders should not wait until the last day to renew their permits. A new application form must be completed to renew the hanging type permit. Notes on prescription pad forms from the doctor’s office are not acceptable.
Handicap permits are issued…..
Mon., Tue., Wed. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM,
Thurs. 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fri. 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
The forms below may be filled out on-line and printed, or printed first and then filled out and brought in to the station.
The Village of Chester Police Department in cooperation with CVS Pharmacy, The Partnership for Drug Free Kids, and the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force is now participating in the Prescription Medication Drop Box Program to give the public a safe and secure way to dispose of unwanted medications.
Residents can drop off unwanted/expired prescription medication in the lobby of the Village of Chester Police Station located at 45 Main Street.
Please no needles, thermometers, ointments, aerosols or liquids.
Hours are Mon-Wed 9am-4:30pm, Thu 9am-8pm and Fri 9am-12noon. If you can’t make it during those times, just pick up the phone outside and an on duty officer can meet you at the station and assist you.
Sometimes, when loved ones pass away or medication is no longer needed, people aren’t sure how to properly dispose of them. Now we have a solution.
It is extremely important to keep these drugs out of the environment from throwing out unwanted medications in the trash or flushing them down the toilet.
Children have been known to access medications not intended for them either by accident, or for illegal sale that sometimes result in tragic consequences.
Everyone must make sure that prescription medications cannot be accessed by anyone they were not intended for either for their own use or to sell illegally.
Persons wanting to drop off medication may do so anonymously.
If you have any questions, please call the Village of Chester Police Department at 845.469.4111.
STREET PARKING ORDINANCE
Vehicles must be off Village streets 3am-6am 15 April – 1 November Fridays for Street Cleaning
WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE
1 November to 15 April Vehicles must be off Village Streets 3AM to 6AM each day for snow removal.
Please do not park stand or stop, particularly in the downtown area except in authorized spaces. This includes double parking to drop off/pick-up persons or packages. It causes numerous traffic and safety issues. Officers will issue tickets for violations.
Police department members can check your child and booster seat installations, recalls, and answer any questions you have on child and booster seats. Village residents can have child/booster seats checked by appointment by calling 845-469-4111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org