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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.


NOTICE O FPUBLIC HEARING – Amended Lot 11 of Trout Creek Estates

   NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   The Sanders County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the application of (Developers: Nick & Rebecca Zavoianu) for a 3-lot subsequent minor subdivision, located in the N1/2, Section 23, Township 25 North, Range 32 West, P.M.M.  Sanders County, Montana.  More generally, it is located off Copper […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Kennedy Creek Campylobacter Outbreak

*PUBLIC NOTICE* Sanders County is assisting the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Epidemiological Program with an outbreak of Campylobacter cases within the county. Data indicate the outbreak is attributed to consumption of water from the Kennedy Creek watering point south of Paradise. Multiple individuals have tested positive for Campylobacter infection after consuming […]


    1. Closed for Labor Day

      September 5
    2. Notice of Public Hearings 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget Hearings

      September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm