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DUE TO COVID-19 Coronavirus 2020



Courthouse operations will remain in place “as is,” until Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Starting on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the doors will be unlocked and the Courthouse will be open to the public. Reserve Deputies will continue to screen out of state citizens, while residents will be allowed in. The Courthouse will have markings in the halls directing traffic and markings “standing locations,” to maintain social distancing. Members of the public that enter the Courthouse will be recommended to wear some type of facemask.

Come June 1st, 2020, the Courthouse will discontinue screening but will continue to practice sanitizing procedures and social distancing.

Starting Monday, June 1st, 2020, employees will continue to be screened on Mondays by their department heads.

Sanders County Board of Health is providing information to all County employees so that we may all be uniform in assisting the public.

Board of Health Guidelines



Welcome to Sanders County

Sanders County is located in Northwestern Montana. It is bordered on the west by Idaho’s Panhandle and is Montana’s 18th most populous county with approximately 11,000 residents. The county was established in 1905 and named after Wilbur Fisk Sanders, pioneer and U.S. Senator from Montana.

The Clark Fork River, a tributary of the Columbia, runs the length of the valley in Sanders County. The county also encompasses the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and two National Forests.



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