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.


Notice of Public Hearing

In accordance with 7-1-2121 MCA and the Sanders County Floodplain Regulations (MCA Title 76, Chapter 5), the Board of County Commissioners of Sanders County, Montana will hold a public hearing to take public comment and hear testimony on the appeal of the Floodplain Administrator Decision dated March 28, 2016 concerning the enforcement of Floodplain Permit […]

County Appointed Board Openings

The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District, Hot Springs Airport Advisory, Thompson Falls TV District, Thompson Falls Airport Advisory, and Sanders County Park Commission (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 […]