Welcome to Jefferson County

Something For Everyone

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. Come and visit us!

The Latest...

Jefferson County Launches Text-To-911

As of October 3rd 2016 most citizens in Jefferson County will be able to send a short message service (SMS) text message to 911 for emergency help when unable to make a 911 voice call. Text-to-911 is not a replacement to a voice call to 911, but rather as an enhancement to reach 911 services in certain situations. More information can be found here.

Board of Adjustments

The Planning Department is still seeking members for the Board of Adjustments. Click herefor more information.

Upcoming Events...

October LEPC Meeting

Thursday October 27 at 6:00 pm, Montana City Volunteer Fire Hall 1 (north of the roundabout)

County Commissioners

  • Cory Kirsch

    Cory represents District 2 which includes the communities of Boulder, Basin, Elk Park, Bernice, Jefferson City, and Clancy.
    phone: (406) 225-4028

    email: ckirsch@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov

  • Bob Mullen, Commission Chair

    Bob represents District 3 which includes Montana City and Elkhorn.

    email: bmullen@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov

  • Leonard Wortman

    Leonard represents District 1 which includes the communities of Whitehall, Cardwell, and Pipestone.
    Phone: (406) 225-4027

    email: lwortman@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov

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    Helen Auch, Commission Assistant

    Courthouse, 1st Floor
    fax: (406) 225-4148

    email: hauch@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov

Quick Links

Voter Information

Emergency Broadcast System Mill Levy

Voters will have the chance to decide the future of the county’s Emergency Broadcast System which was built after the events of 9/11/2001, and has been used to broadcast updates regarding wildfires, flooding, and traffic problems, among other incidents. Full details on the mill levy on November's ballot can be found here

Noxious Weed Mill Levy

The 2012 approved mill levy is due to sunset in June of 2017. The upcoming mill levy will be a continuation of the existing mill to maintain what is currently operating the herbicide cost-share program. Details area vailable here

  • Commission Meetings

    Meetings are held every Tuesday at 1:30pm in the Clerk & Recorder Meeting Room. The current agenda can be found here and agendas from the last two years here. Agendas prior to 2015 are archived at the Clerk & Recorder's Office.

  • Resolutions & Commission Meeting Minutes

    Resolutions and Commission Meeting Minutes from the past year can be found here.Minutes and resolutions prior to 2016 are archived at the Clerk & Recorder's Office.

  • Minutes of County Boards and Special Districts

    Starting in July of 2016 state law requires that the minutes from all county boards and special districts be available to the public online. Click here for the minutes of boards and districts (not yet available).

  • Current Projects, Materials or Equipment Open for Bid

    Jefferson County is accepting bids for the following projects, materials or equipment (none at this time)

Boulder Transitional Advisory Committee:

BTAC's new website is up and can be accessed at www.makingbouldersfuturebright.com. Looking for a committee meeting? Their calendar can be found here.