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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, Hot Springs Refuse Disposal Board; Hot Springs TV District; Plains Cemetery District; Sanders County Park Commission; Sanders County Salary Compensation Board, Sanders County Tax Appeal Board (representation from either Dixon, Trout Creek, Noxon or Heron) and the Thompson Falls Airport […]


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. Presidents’ Day-Courthouse Closed

      February 17
    2. Weed Board Meeting – Justice Court Room 6:30pm Feb 18th

      February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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