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DUE TO COVID-19 Coronavirus 2020



Sanders County Courthouse is again fully open to the public.

Beginning June 1, screening at the front door was discontinued, but the public is highly encouraged to:

–Wash hands or use the hand sanitizer at entry doors upon entering the building;

–Maintain a 6’ distance from others, and follow floor markings that direct “traffic,” and use spots that are marked as standing locations.

–Individuals age 5 and older must wear some form of face covering.

On July 15, 2020, Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive about wearing non-medical face coverings.  For more, go to the Coronavirus Information Page.

Sanders County Public Health Coronavirus Information



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.



STAY SAFE, SANDERS COUNTY!! Be cautious! As of September 8 2020, COVID-19 has killed nearly 189,000 people in the United States. Worldwide, the virus has killed over 894,000. This coronavirus is a new pathogen that is highly contagious and deadly. On July 15, 2020, Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive about wearing non-medical face coverings.  […]

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; Sanders County Board of Health; 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 […]


    1. Sanders County AIP Task Force Meeting

      September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    2. Columbus Day-Courthouse Closed

      October 12