Welcome To 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.
The Town of Chester is accepting applications for the following positions. Applications and a copy of all position descriptions may be picked up at the Town Hall or by calling 406-759-5635. All positions will remain open until filled.
Part-Time assistant and mower: This is a temporary position for the fall. Salary is $12-$13 per hour DOE.
The Town of Chester is an equal opportunity employer.
For your convenience The Town of Chester offers multiple payment methods to help the general public with social distancing. Please feel free to drop your payment in the drop box located in the shop door, pay with credit or debit card by visiting the Town Website, www.chester-montana.com , or mail in your payment to PO Box 644, Chester, MT 59522. If you have any questions about your bill or want to make a payment over the phone, please call the office at
Thank you for helping to keep our staff and community safe!
What goes down, may come up
Tips to prevent sewer backups during the
The news is full of stories that show toilet paper shortages throughout the country,
including shortages in the State of Montana. As a result, people may choose to use
other products that aren’t meant to be flushed, such as baby wipes, paper napkins,
or paper towels.
If you are running short on toilet paper and opt to use paper towels or wipes of
any kind – even those marked “flushable” – please DO NOT FLUSH! You may think
flushing a single paper towel or wipe each trip to the bathroom is not a big deal,
but those flushes add up. Items other than toilet paper can clog the sewer. This
can endanger public health and the environment. It can also cause damage to the
sewage system and sewage treatment plant and damage your home or property.
This damage is costly to you and the city. Remember, service lines from your house
to the sewer main are your responsibility.
Instead of flushing paper towels or wipes, they must be thrown in the trash.
To keep your home clean and healthy, remove the trash regularly and place it in a
secure garbage bin outside.
IN THE GARBAGE.
Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah is running for mayor of Chester! No really.