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.



Cabinet Gorge Bridge Dedication¬†(to see pictures) Heron, Montana Dedicated on Thursday, June 28, 2018. SANDERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Carol Brooker Anthony B. Cox Glen E. Magera Dick Anderson Construction Inc. Morrison-Maierle Inc. A special thanks to the Montana Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration for funding and oversight in the construction of the bridge. […]

County Appointed Board Openings

The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District, Hot Springs Airport Advisory, Paradise Improvement District, Sanders County Salary Compensation Board, Sanders County Tax Appeal Board and Western Sanders County TV District¬†(needs representation from the Heron/Trout Creek and Thompson Falls area). If you are interested in serving your community and reside within these […]


    1. Sanders County Board of Health Meeting

      July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    2. Sanders County Fair Commission Board Meeting

      July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm