Overview

County Commissioners are elected to six year terms, on a rotating basis; with one commissioner position elected every two years. The Commissioners are responsible for exercising the County’s Blaine County Seal (2) administrative, executive, and legislative powers as outlined in the Montana State Constitution and state statutes.

What Does the County Commissioner do?

Some of the documents that are recorded and filed for example are: 

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Appointment of department heads and members of supervisory boards and committees

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Supervises the administration of County government

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Approves the County budget

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Levies taxes

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Issues bonds

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Administers subdivision review and approval

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Supervises road and bridge construction and maintenance

Additional Responsibilities of the County Commissioner

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Birth Certificates

The Commissioners set policy for County government, represent the County, maintain County property, invest County funds, and authorize and sign all contracts obligating the County.

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Accounts Payable

The Commissioners are charged with the duties of managing the business and concerns of the County in the best interest of the residents and performing all acts and duties, as required by law, necessary to fully discharge the duties and responsibilities of County government.

Administrative Assistant

Tracy Thorstad

Phone: 406-357-3250
Fax: 406-357-2199
tthorstad@blainecounty-mt.gov

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 278
Chinook, MT 59523

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Commissioner

Dolores Plumage

End of Term: December 31, 2020
406-357-3250
dplumage@blainecounty-mt.gov

Commissioner - Chair

Frank DePriest

End of Term: December 31, 2022
406-357-3250
fdepriest@blainecounty-mt.gov

Commissioner

Miles Hutton

End of Term: December 31, 2024
406-357-3250
mhutton@blainecounty-mt.gov

Resources

County plat maps

If the crime is in progress, you should immediately call 911 Dispatch and provide the dispatcher with all pertinent information.

If the crime is over, contact the Blaine County Sheriff’s Department at 357-3260

Our Office

Blaine County Courthouse
420 Ohio St
Chinook, MT 59523

Resources

Jobs
Road Report

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat-Sun: Closed