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.


2019 Sanders County Dust Control Program

Sanders County will be accepting applications for dust control using magnesium chloride, only on County maintained gravel roads. Please find information and an application attached. 2019 Sanders County Dust Control Program  

County Appointed Board Openings

The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District, Hot Springs Airport Advisory, Paradise Improvement District,  Sanders County Park Commission (two openings); Sanders County Salary Compensation Board and the 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 […]


    1. Sanders County Weed District Board Meeting

      May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    2. Memorial Day-Courthouse Closed

      May 27