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.



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

2019 Sanders County Dust Control Program

Sanders County will be accepting applications for dust control using magnesium chloride, only on County maintained gravel roads. Please find information and an application attached. 2019 Sanders County Dust Control Program  


    1. Sanders County Solid Waste Refuse Disposal District Board Meeting

      July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    2. Sanders County Fair Commission Board Meeting

      July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm