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.


New Community Alert System Available to Sanders County Residents – Register Now!

Click Here! Register you cellular phone, email and/or TDD to receive community alerts and be notified of local emergencies.

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 Meeting

      December 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    2. Christmas Day-Courthouse Closed, & Merry Christmas!

      December 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm