The Town Clerk is responsible for elections, licensing, and all permanent records for the Town such as vital records which include birth, marriage, civil union, and death certificates; land records, Grand Lists, Checklists, mylars, Board meeting minutes, etc., and provides a wealth of information. Vehicle registrations can be renewed and licenses including marriage, civil union, dog, hunting and fishing can be obtained in the Clerk’s Office. The Town Treasurer is responsible for all financial records for the Town including accounts receivable and payable and payroll records for Town employees. If you would like to communicate directly with the Town Office personnel via email, please send an email to the Town Clerk, Deborah Aldrich, at email@example.com
Certified copies of marriage, death, and birth records can be obtained from the Town Clerk's office. To request a certified copy of a birth or death record from the Town Clerk, please fill out this form- Cert. Copy Request. The form along with proof of ID and payment can be taken to the Town Office, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or mailed to Town of Chester, PO Box 370, Chester, VT 05143. The fee for a certified copy is $10 and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card (fees apply). If you would like a certified copy of a marriage license, please call (802) 875-2173, email Debbie or Amie (address above), or stop at the Town Clerk's office. If you would like to request a certified copy of a birth or death record directly from the State of Vermont Vital Records, please visit this website- Vital Records Request
A dog license can be obtained at the Town Clerk's office starting at the beginning of each year. Dogs should be registered by April 1st and are due annually. Please bring a copy of the dogs updated rabies certificate when you come to register your dog. A dog license costs $9 for a dog that is spayed or neutered and $13 for one that is not. After April 1st, the fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $11 and $17 for one that is not.
A marriage license must be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office. Please visit the Vermont Department of Health's website to learn more about planning a wedding in Vermont by clicking hereGetting Married in Vermont. The marriage application can be found here Marriage Application. Please note, the application is not your Marriage License. **Please take the application to the Town Clerk's office to obtain the official license. Both applicants must be present. **
Election Day voter registration law went into effect January 1, 2017. You may register to vote on Election Day at the polls and vote on that day. You may also register to vote at the Town Clerk's Office or online at https://olvr.vermont.gov/.
The State of Vermont Treasurer's Office Unclaimed Property Division holds unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, mutual funds, uncashed checks, contents of safe deposit boxes, and more. This property is waiting to be claimed by its rightful owners. The list of unclaimed property for Chester can be found here- Unclaimed Property. The Unclaimed Property Division can be contacted by calling (800) 642-6200, or by visiting www.vermonttreasurer.gov.
Town of Chester - 556 Elm Street - PO Box 370 - Chester, VT 05143 - (802) 875-2173 Town office hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm