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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.




22 West Madison Ave


            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN for a PUBLIC HEARING to be held before the Town of Chester Council on June 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM in the Town Hall located at 22 West Madison Ave, Chester, MT. 

The purpose of this Public Hearing is to amend the 2020-21 Fiscal Budget for additional revenues and expenditures in the General Fund (1000), Emergency Disaster Fund (2260) and Sewer Project Fund (5311).

All pertinent information regarding this hearing may be reviewed at the Town of Chester Office at 22 West Madison Ave between the hours of 8:00-12:00 and 1:00- 5:00 Monday-Friday.

At the public hearing testimony will be taken in support of and in opposition to the subject.  If there are any questions, please call the Town Office at 406-759-5635.

Ashley Wickum



Published: Liberty County Times

June 9, 2021


Posted: 6/3/21- 6/9/21


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 will be open Tuesday’s and Friday’s 1-3. 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 406-390-5883.   

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

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