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!
Event Coordinator Position Opening
The Event Coordinator will work with the county commissioners, department heads, vendors, exhibitors, performers and the general public to produce several large scale events in conjunction with local businesses and organizations to help promote Jefferson County. More information is available here.
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.
October LEPC Meeting
Thursday October 27 at 6:00 pm, Montana City Volunteer Fire Hall 1 (north of the roundabout)
Cory represents District 2 which includes the communities of Boulder, Basin, Elk Park, Bernice, Jefferson City, and Clancy.
phone: (406) 225-4028
Bob Mullen, Commission Chair
Bob represents District 3 which includes Montana City and Elkhorn.
Leonard represents District 1 which includes the communities of Whitehall, Cardwell, and Pipestone.
Phone: (406) 225-4027
Helen Auch, Commission Assistant
Courthouse, 1st Floor
fax: (406) 225-4148
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
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)