quick facts

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.


County Appointed Board Openings

The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District, Hot Springs Airport Advisory, and Thompson Falls TV District (need representation from the west end of the county and the Dixon/Paradise areas), Thompson Falls Public Library, and Sanders County Fair Commission (need representation from one individual from the Hot Springs/Dixon area, one individual from […]

Heron Bridge Update

Cabinet Gorge – Heron Bridge Project – Progress update for Summer 2016 Heron Bridge Project Update Work on the Cabinet Gorge Bridge, also known as the Heron Bridge continues to progress. Work crews encountered a very large obstruction believed to be either one or two boulders at an approximate depth of 60 feet below the water […]


    1. Sanders County AIP Task Force Meeting

      January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    2. Courthouse Closed in Observance of Lincoln’s and Washington’s Birthdays

      February 20