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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.


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 Jennifer at the Commissioners Office 827-6966. The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District (2 openings) Heron/Noxon Cemetery District Hot Springs Airport Advisory (2 openings) Hot Springs […]


Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.  For more information visit www.COVIDtests.gov Sanders County Public Health Department has available to the public COVID-19 home test kits. Please call the Health Department with any […]


    1. Sanders County AIP Task Force Meeting

      June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm