Town Clerk/Taxes

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

 Counter Hours:                                                                           

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


Vehicle Registration Forms and Information:

E-Reg: Electronic Vehicle Registration System

Participation Sign up Link – click here
Poll Regarding Other E-Services: click here. How can we better serve your needs? E-Reg Privacy Policy – click here. EB2GOV and its participating communities are committed to safeguarding your privacy online.

 SecurityMetrics Credit Card Safe

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

Election day was an incredible day!  It was Chester’s biggest turnout ever for an election.  3,041 votes were cast and over 270 new voters registered at the polls.  Thank you everyone for coming out to vote.  Thank you to all of the poll workers who made the day go very smoothly.     

I received several questions about changing your party.  We have a short form for accomplishing this request.  Come into the office during counter hours and fill it out.  We will be happy to get it to the Supervisors of the Checklist so that your party change has been made before the next election.

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.

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

 Voting Procedures

One4All                                                                                                                                                                    One4All is an accessible voting machine develop by the State of NH that allows voters who are blind or visually impaired, or who find it difficult to complete a paper ballot to vote independently.  It consists of a tablet and auditory prompts that allow you to vote the ballot.  The NH Association for the Blind has produced a video about how the system works.


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.

          Statement of Acct
For your convenience, you may pay your taxes online by using the following link:

Chester e-reg taxes online payment option




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

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:

Application for a Copy of a Marriage License

Application for a Copy of a Birth Certificate

Application for a Copy of a Death Certificate

Please click on the following link for requests by credit cards or ACH:

Marriage Licenses

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.