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!

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Emergency Notification System Test

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a test of its CodeRED emergency notification system at 12:00pm on Monday, March 11th, 2019. This test will call all telephone numbers in Jefferson County that are registered with the system and play a pre-recorded 60 second message. Message recipient’s Caller ID will read “OnSolve” or the numbers 866-419-5000 or 800-566-9780.

Jefferson County Solid Waste Preliminary Engineering Report

A PDF of the Powerpoint presentation is available here.

Solid Waste Collection Site Attendant

This permanent, 32 hour per week position with Jefferson County Solid Waste District will bestationed in the north end of Jefferson County at the Montana City/Clancy/Jefferson Citycollection sites, with possible duties at other collection sites within Jefferson County as required.For a complete job description click here.

Deputy Sheriff Position

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office currently has an opening for (2) full time patrol deputies. The positions will perform general law enforcement duties throughout Jefferson County but will be stationed one in the Boulder area and one in the North end of the County. For a complete job description click here.

Weed Department Assistant Coordinator

This full-time, permanent position with Jefferson County requires extensive knowledge of weed management and the ability to deal well with the public. Position requires physical ability to handle herbicides and application equipment. A complete job description is available 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

    Bob represents District 3 which includes Montana City and Elkhorn.

    email: bmullen@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov

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    Leonard Wortman, Commission Chair

    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

Sign up for Emergency Notifications
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
Montana City/Clancy 105.9 FM KWLG-LP
Whitehall 106.5 FM KESW-LP

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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

    Resolutions, minutes and past agendas are available here.

  • Current Projects, Materials or Equipment Open for Bid

    None At This Time

Office of Special Events/Tourism

The department is responsible for supervisory and administrative coordination work involving management of Jefferson County specific events, ensuring compliance with event requirements as well as distributing county event information to the public. The position is also responsible for promoting Jefferson County tourism and recreation.

Bruce Binkowski

P.O. Box H
Boulder, MT 59632
(406) 225-4039


To review the draft of the proposed plan click here. Please send any comments to bbinkowski@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov. Deadline to respond is April 1, 2019.

Meeting Agendas

Jan 28, 2019