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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Fairgrounds Master Plan Open House

The County Fair Board is developing a plan for the future of the Fairgrounds/Recreation Park. The input and advice of County residents is critical to this process. The Board is hosting an open house at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Feb. 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Volunteer Hall. If you cannot attend the open house, the Fair Board encourages you to take a short survey to provide thoughts and guidance. The survey can be accessed online via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JeffCoFairC9S682M For more information about the open house and overall project please contact Jerry Grebenc at 406-495-6153 or at jgrebenc@greatwesteng.com

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

    Recreation and Tourism Website Development

    Information is available under the "Special Events/Tourism section of this webpage

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

Recreation and Tourism Website Development

Jefferson County, MT is seeking a website design firm to create and work collaboratively with county staff on the development of a website promoting recreation and tourism. Proposal should include web development process, company history, experience, and client list.

Proposals must be received both electronically and by mail no later than March 7, 2018. Submit one signed original and five copies of the proposal. Mark the original “Master Copy”. Electronic copy should be sent to Bruce Binkowski, Events Coordinator, Jefferson County (bbinkowski@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov.) and the mailed copies to: Bruce Binkowski Events Coordinator, P.O. Box H, Boulder, MT 59632 (overnight packages should be sent to 201 Centennial, Boulder, MT 59632)

Questions should be sent to Bruce Binkowski (bbinkowski@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov) or call 406-225-4039

Jefferson County reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work as well as the right to reject any and all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory or inappropriate and to waive any irregularities.