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.


Contact Information for Sanders County Senator and Representatives

Contact Information for Sanders County Senator and Representatives

County Appointed Board Openings

The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District, Hot Springs Airport Advisory, Thompson Falls Airport Advisory Board and Thompson Falls TV District (need representation from the west end of the county and the Dixon/Paradise areas). If you are interested in serving your community and reside within these areas, please consider applying for […]


    1. Sanders County Fair Commission Meeting, Board of Directors

      March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    2. Courthouse Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

      May 29