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. Come and visit us!

Ice, Snow and the Jefferson County Road Crew

Ice and snow have already become an issue for county road crews as they work to keep roads passable and safe. Our crews sometimes hear a lot of criticism but, all things considered, they do a fine job keeping up with multiple demands. Since winter weather has already impacted parts of the county,an overview of the road crew operation and some of the policies it adheres to during the winter season can be viewed here.

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Jefferson County is seeking applicants to fill County Planning Board and Board of Adjustment positions.Applicants must reside and own property within the County’s jurisdictional area.For an application or additional information contact the Planning Dept at 225-4040 or send email to lhintz@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov. Deadline to respond is Feb. 9, 2018.

Parks, trails and Recreation Board

Jefferson County is seeking volunteers to serve on the newly created Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission. Volunteers must reside in Jefferson County. For an application or additional information please email Bruce Binkowski at bbinkowski@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov. Deadline to respond is Feb. 9, 2018.

Jefferson County Library in Clancy

The North Jefferson County Library in Clancy is looking for a permanent part-time Library Clerk for administrative services to the Library Board.Must have excellent writing, filing and computer skills and be able to operate a vehicle.Full job description here and employment application is here.

IT Administrator Employment Opening

Applicant must have knowledge of computer hardware, software, wirelessand wired networking, active directory, Windows Server and Desktop OS, Exchange Server 2010, and Virtual Servers (VMWare). Applicant will also manage the county telephone system (PBX), training and support. Must be able to hardware trouble-shoot, setup and repair. Position also requires budgeting and basic administration duties. Supervisory experience preferred. Full job description here and employment application is here.

County Commissioners

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    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

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    Bob Mullen, Commission Chair

    Bob represents District 3 which includes Montana City and Elkhorn.

    email: bmullen@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov

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    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

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Quick Links

For Jefferson County fire information please follow the Jefferson County Montana Sheriff's Office on Facebook page and listen to the county Emergency Broadcast System.

Boulder  105.9FM  KEME_LP 
Basin 98.3 FM KBAS-LP
Cardwell 106.1 FM KEAC-LP
Elk Park 103.7 FM KWEP-LP
Jefferson City 100.3 FM KEAJ-LP
Montanan City/Clancy 105.9 FM KWLG-LP
Whitehall 106.5 FM KESW-LP

Jefferson Valley Ambulance District Information

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Map and Legal Description

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  • Commission Meetings

    Meetings are held every Tuesday at 1:30pm in the Clerk & Recorder Meeting Room. The current agenda can be found here.

  • Resolutions & Commission Meeting Minutes

    Minutes, Agendas and Resolutions for 2017 can be found here.

    Agendas, Minutes and Resolutions from 2016 can be found here. Minutes/Agendas/Resolutions prior to 2016 are available at the Clerk and Recorder's Office.

  • Minutes of County Boards and Special Districts

    Click here for LEPC Minutes and past agendas.

  • Current Projects, Materials or Equipment Open for Bid

    None at this time.

Making Boulder's Future Bright

The Boulder Transition Advisory Council website can be accessed at www.makingbouldersfuturebright.com. Looking for a committee meeting? The calendar can be found here.