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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. Learn all the ways to stay connected with Chesterfield. Additionally, you can sign up for various Notify Me list or stay informed in emergencies using Chesterfield Alert.

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.

  1. Black History Month Highlight 2024

    Black History Month 2024

    Each February, Chesterfield County and Virginia State University celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with a variety of programs designed to explore th... Additional Info...
  2. Chesterfield Restaurant Week - March 29 - April 7

    Chesterfield Restaurant Week

    Hosted by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and supported by Chesterfield County, the inaugural Chesterfield Restaurant Week is a ten-day experienc... Additional Info...
  3. Chesterfield Outdoor Fest - Become a Vendor

    Chesterfield Outdoor Fest - Become a Vendor

    Become a vendor for the inaugural Chesterfield Outdoor Fest on Saturday, April 13! Vendor applications will close on Sunday, March 31. Read on...
  4. Earth Day 5k and 1 Mile - April 13, 2024

    Earth Day 5K and Kid's Mile

    Join us on Saturday, April 13 for the Earth Day 5k and Kid's Mile at Chesterfield County Fairgrounds. Additional Info...
  5. Chesterfield Outdoor Fest

    Chesterfield Outdoor Fest

    Join us for the inaugural Chesterfield Outdoor Fest, presented by C-Fit Community, a showcase for the endless outdoor adventures and experiences that ... Additional Info...
  6. TWIC graphic- 2.19.24

    This Week In Chesterfield

    Links and more information for This Week In Chesterfield released for the week of Feb. 19, 2024. Read on...
  7. Promote the Vote

    Become an Officer of Election

    As an Officer of Election, you'll be at the heart of democracy, working on the front lines to uphold the integrity of the electoral process. Apply tod... Learn more...
  8. PulsePoint Highlight

    Sign Up for Hands-Only CPR and AED Awareness Trainings

    Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, and community training in CPR and AEDs can save lives. Chesterfield Fire and EMS has partnere... View training information...
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