Welcome to Jefferson County
Jefferson County has something for everyone; from rivers for floating and fishing, to hiking and climbing in the Elkhorn Mountain range, and a large motorized and non-motorized trail system. Boulder, High Ore and Basin are home to several radon health mines, ghost towns, Boulder Hot Springs and Whitehall hosts Frontier Days every July. The county fair is held in Boulder in August. Jefferson County abounds with natural resources and its economy is based around these, including production agriculture, wood products and mining.
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions In Effect
Stage 2 fire restrictions are now in effect. Additional information is available here.
Big Dipper Notice of Public Meeting
Changes are proposed to the Big Dipper Rural Maintenance. Click herefor more information.
Public Hearing for Buildings For Lease or Rent Regulations
Per Title 76, Chapter 8, MCA local governments are required to adopt regulations to regulate the creation of buildings for lease or rent. The County Commissioners will take public comments on proposed regulations on September 7 at 2:00 p.m. To review the associated documents click here.
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
- Jefferson County, MT – American Rescue Plan Act (PDF)
- Jefferson County, MT – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)Handout (PDF)
- Jefferson County, MT – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)Power Point
To register for community COVID-19 vaccine visit the vaccine scheduling page:
Now open to ALL Montana Residents!!
Jefferson County COVID-19 Information
The Covid-19 Dashboard has the most current information from the Jefferson County Public Health Department on the number of cases in the county along with information on vaccine rollout. Visit the Covid-19 Dashboard here.
The Jefferson County Health Department (JCHD) has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s single-does COVID-19 vaccine based on the FDA and CDC’s recommendation. The Johnson & Johnson clinics scheduled for April 28, May 5 and May 12 will be postponed. All individuals scheduled for these clinics will be contacted by JCHD. For more information about vaccine in Jefferson County and to register for an upcoming clinic, please visit: Community COVID Events .
Jefferson County has succeeded in meeting the criteria to lift the mask directive. Masks will no longer be mandated in Jefferson County as of April 2, 2021. Justification for the lifting of the directive is a result of the county having less than 25 cases per 100,000 population for the past two weeks, as well as vaccinations of those 60 or older, educators and at-risk people having the ability to receive the vaccination should they want it.
We encourage people to continue to wear masks in public settings or gatherings. The community can do its part by getting the vaccine and encouraging others to do so and continuing to follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
-Sandy Sacry, Jefferson County Health Officer
COVID-19 and County Services
Some county offices are currently working remotely and/or are not open to the public. Be sure to check before visiting! Most county services are now available via phone or email and the public is encouraged to utilize these as much as possible. Information is available on each department's web page. Please follow social distancing signs and directions when visiting county offices.
The County Commission has established an online/call in platform for citizens to participate in County meetings remotely. At the designated meeting time, those wishing to participate can watch online by visiting https://zoom.us/join and entering the meeting ID 671-828-8589. Citizens can also access the meeting on their phones by calling 1-312-626-6799 and entering the meeting ID 671-828-8589.
Current Projects, Materials or Equipment Open for Bid
None at this time
Online county documents are in Adobe PDF format