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 12,400 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

If you are interested in serving your community and reside within these areas, please consider applying for a board position. You may obtain an application here or contact┬áSandy at the Commissioners Office 827-6966. The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Heron/Noxon Cemetery District 9 (No openings currently) Hot Springs Airport Advisory (2 openings) Hot Springs […]


    1. Notice to Bid Mouth of Swamp Creek, Ferry Landing and Cascade Recreation Bids Due @ 4:00 p.m.

      April 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    2. Closed for Memorial Day

      May 29