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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, Sanders County Park Commission (two openings); Sanders County Salary Compensation Board, Thompson Falls Airport Advisory and the Western Sanders County TV District (needs representation from the Heron/Trout Creek and Thompson Falls area). If you are interested in serving your community […]


SANDERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2019-01 EFFECTIVE June 22, 2019 per MCA 7-5-105  An Ordinance to Control Barking Dogs Within Sanders County and to Establish Procedures for Enforcement


    1. Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Courthouse Closed

      January 20
    2. Public Hearing Jan. 28, 2020 Revised Subd. Regs., Road Standards, Bldgs. for Lease or Rent and fees.

      January 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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