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Chesterfield County is a first choice community for residents, businesses and visitors in which to live, work, raise a family and play.
If you are a Chesterfield County resident, you can take pride in the recognition we have already received, such as "The 17th Best Place to Live in America;" "One of the 100 Best Communities in America for Young People;" the lowest crime rate in the Richmond Metropolitan region and many other kudos. Providing you with the best possible quality of life is our main mission as a local government.
If you operate, or are contemplating operating, a business in the county, you’ll find that we are business friendly, from fast tracking new business site development to support of existing business programs of all sizes. We also have one of the lowest machinery and tools tax rates of any developed community in Virginia.
There is so much to see and do in Chesterfield County. Its rich history includes the Native Americans who lived here for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the first English settlers in 1611 to establish the second permanent settlement in the New World. The county also is the place of significant Revolutionary War and Civil War engagements.
For residents, businesses and visitors alike, what makes us such a special place is our people, both in our communities and in our local government, and the way in which everyone works together. It’s that teamwork that makes us what we are and that will carry us into the future as we mold the Chesterfield County of tomorrow.
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Stay connected with us and learn all about why Chesterfield County is a first choice community!
Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Chesterfield Alert, our emergency alert program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more.
Chesterfield Behind the Mic Podcast
Listen to episodes of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, or view them in video formats, where we share stories from around Chesterfield County. Have an idea for an upcoming podcast episode? We would love to hear from you!
Chesterfield on Point Blog
Staying informed is vital for everyone in our community. That’s the purpose of Chesterfield on Point - we'll explore timely, relevant topics across Chesterfield, with depth and attention to detail that too often goes missing in today’s hectic 24-hour news cycle. We’ll not only tell you who, what, when, where and how but also why it matters.
A great way to stay informed with the latest news from around Chesterfield County is to subscribe to our e-newsletters. View a diverse range of offerings from a variety of departments and divisions on the County Newsletters page. The county’s flagship e-newsletter, Happening in Chesterfield, offers a weekly overview of important updates, exciting events and new opportunities from around the county.
Notify Me allows you to subscribe to receive notification emails or text messages on a variety of county topics including alerts, calendar events, job postings, news articles and more. View the full Notify Me list.
WCCT Chesterfield Community Television
On cable. Online. On the go. WCCT Chesterfield Community Television is your source for information about news and events around Chesterfield County. We broadcast Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and School Board meetings live. Watch our programming and feature videos on Comcast channel 98, Verizon channel 28 and streaming live on our You Tube channel.