Chester is a quaint New England town with a population of 3,144, centrally located, and in close proximity to several ski areas including Okemo, Stratton, and Killington. Chester offers a community of great restaurants, comfortable B & Bs, and interesting shops, including authentic antique stores and lovely art galleries. Whether you are looking for a quiet respite, or just adventuring off the beaten path..... Here, you can enjoy a tranquil and charming atmosphere. Chester is also a wonderful place to live!
There will be no in person meeting this March. An Informational Meeting to present the 2021 town budget will be held via Zoom on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Polls will be open at the Town Hall (upstairs) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 for voting all Town Meeting articles and electing Town Officers. The Green Mountain Unified School District ballot for voting on the budget and School Directors will be included, as well as the River Valley Tech. ballot.
Town Reports are available at the Town Office and can be mailed. Please call (802) 875-2173 to request a copy. Also, reports will be available at various places around town. Please see here for the 2020 Town Report- Town Report
The Town of Chester will hold meetings via Zoom until further notice. The link to the meetings will be posted here. By Phone, call (646) 558 8656 and enter the Meeting ID and passcode posted below (some meetings do not require a passcode).
Dufresne Group has completed the scoping study pertaining to the Church Street sidewalk. Please see here for this information- Church Street Study
The State is replacing Bridge 16 on Route 103 North near Smokeshire Road. There was a presentation at the September 16, 2020 Select Board Meeting. Please see here for information relating to this project-Bridge Replacement
The Town of Chester's Land Records are now available online. The documents on the site date back to mid 1999. The town will have 40 years available soon thanks to a grant awarded by the State. Please call the Town Office at (802) 875-2173 to ask about unrecorded documents or to set up an appointment to view ones that cannot be found online. The link can be found here- Land Records
The Town of Chester's Lister information and tax maps are now available online. Please use this link to access this tool- Lister Information
The 2020 Fall edition of the Town Newsletter has been released. Copies of the Newsletter can be found at various places around town. If you would like to receive the Newsletter by mail or have it emailed to you, please call the office at 875-2173, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see here to view this edition: Newsletter
The Town of Chester would like to extend an invitation to get involved in your community. The following volunteer positions are open for reappointment:
Agent to Defend Suits
Town Grand Juror
All interested parties should send a letter of interest to Town of Chester, P.O. Box 370, Chester, Vermont 05143, or contact the Chester Town Office at 875-2173.
Pay by Credit/Debit Card Available
The Town of Chester has the option to pay by credit/debit card. This option can be accessed at the Town Office, by clicking on the flag icon below, or calling the Town Office at (802) 875-2173. Also, the Mobile App can be downloaded to your phone or tablet as a convenient way to keep track of your account. If you choose to download the Mobile App, please use number 37105 in the field provided to access the Town of Chester's account. There will be a $1 convenience fee applied to all charges under $33, and a 3% fee for anything over that amount.