Welcome To Chester Montana!

Chester Montana

The town of Chester is a small community in the north central part of Montana. It is located on Hwy 2 halfway between Havre to the east and Shelby to the west. The picturesque Sweetgrass Hills lie to the north between Chester and the Canadian border. The town has approximately 850 residents and serves as the county seat for Liberty County. 

Chester began as a watering and coal loading station for the Great Northern Railroad steam engines around 1891. But the town didn’t really take off until the homesteaders began flocking to the area a few years later. The name “Chester” was chosen by the first telegraph operator here and named in honor of his hometown in Pennsylvania. In 1910 the town incorporated.


 Certified Water/Wastewater Operator for Town of Chester 

The Town of Chester is seeking to fill two full-time positions for Certified Water/Wastewater Operator, or General Laborer who is willing to get certification as a Water/Wastewater Operator, within a two-year period, must obtain first license within the six-month probation period.


Qualifications for the position include:  

High School graduate or GED equivalent; a Montana CDL, Endorsement Type 2, Class B (or must be obtained within 60 days of employment).

Certification as Water/Wastewater Operator must include; Montana Class 3A Water Distribution Certification; Montana Class 1B Water Treatment Plant Certification; Montana Class 4C Wastewater Certification; or the willingness to obtain these certifications within a two-year period; must obtain first license within the six-month probation period.

Duties for the position include but are not limited to: Unskilled, skilled, technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the Town’s water and wastewater treatment and distribution facilities; perform all necessary work relating to solid waste management, streets, parks, pest and animal control.

Salary is DOE  Applications and a copy of the position description may be picked up at the Town Hall or by calling 406-759-5635. This position will remain open until filled.


The Town of Chester is an equal opportunity employer and offers a retirement and health insurance package.


The city is working very hard to make sure everybody’s needs are taken care of.  

All payments can still be made via check, cash or credit card. If you have any questions you can contact Ashley at the City Office 406-759-5635.  

  • Cash & check payment can be made by placing it in the drop box located at the City office or by mail to Town of Chester, PO Box 644, Chester, MT   Please make sure all payments are clearly marked with your account number and name. 
  • Credit card payments can be made online at chester-montana.com , or by phone 406-759-5635.
  • The landfill is open Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, 1-4. No key will be given out from the city office. 
  • If you need assistance with your water, sewer or garbage services, please contact the office at 406-759-5635, the on-call phone at 406-390-5635, or the Public Works Director at 406-390-3930.   

 Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our community safe!  

Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah is running for mayor of Chester! No really.