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, Paradise Improvement District, Sanders County Fair Commission (one individual for representation from the Plains/Dixon/ Hot Springs area and one individual¬†from the Sanders County area), Thompson Falls TV District (need representation from the west end of the County and the Dixon/Paradise […]

Contact Information for Sanders County Senator and Representatives

Contact Information for Sanders County Senator and Representatives


    1. Sanders County Recycling Temporarily Suspended (Exception: Cardboard)

      April 27 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 8:00 am
    2. Sanders County Park Board Meeting

      May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm