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.


Heron Bridge Update

Heron Bridge Update Work on the Cabinet Gorge Bridge, also known as the Heron Bridge continues to progress. Starting Monday, March 12th, 2018 Dick Anderson Construction (DAC) will start dismantling the old Heron Bridge. This will require the new bridge to be closed, as there will be a large crane working from the deck of […]

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 Solid Waste Refuse Disposal District Board Special Meeting

      June 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2. Sanders County AIP Task Force Meeting

      June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm