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.


County Appointed Board Openings

The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District, Hot Springs Airport Advisory, Paradise Improvement District,¬†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 areas, please consider applying for a board position. You may obtain […]

Contact Information for Sanders County Senator and Representatives

Contact Information for Sanders County Senator and Representatives


    1. Sanders County AIP Task Force Meeting

      February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    2. TF Beautification Days! Call 827-6942 to volunteer!

      April 12 @ 9:00 am - April 14 @ 3:00 pm