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.


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.