Town Clerk’s Office: (603) 887-3636
Fax: (603) 887-4334
Erin Newnan, Town Clerk/Tax Collector (2017)
Barbara Cannon, Deputy Town Clerk
84 Chester Street
Chester, NH 03036
M-W-F 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday* 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
3rd Saturday of the month 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
*For safety reasons, if only one clerk is available on a Tuesday, the hours will be 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will give as much notice of this as we can.
The State General Election is November 8th.
We are now accepting requests for absentee ballots. Chester’s voting place is at the MPR, 84 Chester Street. Polls will be open on November 8, 2016 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please send in your absentee ballot request to the Town Clerk’s office as soon as possible.
Are you a college student or are temporarily out of state for the election and are NOT registered to vote yet in your home town of Chester? Please fill out the Absentee Ballot Application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a packet that will allow you to register and vote in the November 8th Presidential Election.
This office collects property taxes, current use tax, timber tax, gravel tax and places municipal liens on personal property. This office also registers your car, registers you to vote (with the exception of 10 days before an election), licenses your dog, provides you with your marriage license, fill and dredge permits, provides certified copies of marriage, births and deaths. Keeps all minutes for all Boards in the Town of Chester. Provides absentee ballots for you, collects parking tickets, etc.
As of February 1st, 2010, the Town Clerk’s office can take credit/debit cards for car registrations, dog licenses, parking tickets and marriage licenses. The cards we honor are: VISA, Master Card, American Express, JCB, and Discover. We are pleased to provide you with the following information. As of September 26, 2013, residents may click on the following logo to see our Site Certification Certificate for your safety and security while using your credit/debit cards.
We cannot make change for $100 bills for DMV transactions or Tax payments. We can only accept $100 bills if you have the exact amount due.
Chair, Supervisors of the Checklist: Dianna Charron, (603) 887-4617
Voter Registration: You may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours with the exception of 10 days before an election. Bring your driver’s license or state issued identification card and one of the following: birth certificate, passport, or naturalization papers.
The date for the State General Election/Presidential Election has been set for Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Now is the time for you to register to vote or request an absentee ballot. Make your vote count! Be sure to declare a party for all primary election absentee ballot requests.
Get answers to your questions about voting in New Hampshire and how to request an absentee ballot. Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Requests
Taxes are due July 1 and December 1.
Please click on the following for Instructions for online Tax Payment and Lookup Information a. Thank you.
Vehicle Registration Forms and Information:
E-Reg: Electronic Vehicle Registration System
Dog License: Dog License Application
All dogs must be licensed by April 30th each year in order to avoid the added cost of a Civil Forfeiture in the amount of $25.00 plus the license and late fees, per NH RSA 466:13. Dogs may be registered in-person at the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office or by mail. (Click the link above to download an application.) Send vaccination certificate, spayed/neutering certificate, check for the correct amount and a self-addressed envelope to my office. Unaltered males or females are $9.00, spayed and neutered dogs are $6.50 and seniors (65 or older) the first dog is $2.00, then the regular fee after that.
E-Reg: Electronic Dog License Registration System
(Click on the link below to register your dog electronically, please be sure to start with the numbers zero, zero, (“00”) for all tag numbers.) E-reg dog licensing – Town of Chester
All Vital Records:
Certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates are available during our counter hours. There is a $15 fee for the first copy and a $10 fee for each additional copy. For your convenience, applications may be downloaded and printed:
Please click on the following link for requests by credit cards or ACH: https://www.eb2gov.com/scripts/eb2gov.dll/EPay/Main?towncode=810&source=VR
Marriage Licenses will be done by appointment only. Call 887-3636 for an appointment. A marriage license is $50.00, and is good for 90 days. Both applicants must apply together. You will need to bring photo ID and proof of your age. If this is a second (third…) marriage, you will need to bring a sealed copy of a divorce decree or a certified copy of a death certificate, whichever applies. Please allow for one hour to complete the license.
Fill & Dredge Permit: On a fill & dredge you need to bring in the completed application per the application sheet. You will also need a check for $10.00 made out to the Town of Chester and you must have the envelope that goes to the State, weighed and have the correct certified postage.