Schedule of Planning Sessions…

Work continues on our vision for the future of the Village of Chester, but it is not too late to get involved! Attend these meetings and voice your opinions.


* Open forum comment meetings                  ** Review of comments with planner Alan Sorensen

45 Main Street, Chester NY (above the Police Dept.)

Missing Persons

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.

ACIM Website

Freedom of Information Law – Police Department

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).

Peddling and Solicitation Information

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.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (845) 469-4681 or


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.

Peddling and Solicitation Permit Application

Handicap Parking Permits

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. 

Issuing times

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.