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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.


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 […]

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 […]