COVID-19 Updates:

We will be posting updates concerning how the COVID-19 is affecting our county.

Telephone Number for County offices

Montana Response to COVID-19

SCAMS Related to COVID-19: Protect Yourself from More than the Virus

Thank you for your help and patience during these difficult times.
To help protect you and our staff the District Court and Clerk of Court’s office will require a mask or face covering to be worn by the public accessing the Third Floor of the Rosebud County Courthouse until further notice.
If you have any questions please call 346-7322.


Welcome to Rosebud County

Rosebud County was established on February 1, 1901 and is located in Southeastern Montana covering approximately 5,027 square miles (5,010 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water). The county Courthouse was built in Forsyth in 1912. Rosebud County is Montana’s twenty-second most populous county, with an estimated population of 9,329 as of the latest census.

Other cities and towns in Rosebud County include Angela, Ashland, Birney, Colstrip, Hathaway, Ingomar, Lame Deer, Rosebud, and Sumatra. A large portion of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation lies within Rosebud County.

  • Rosebud County is the fourth largest County by land area in the State of Montana.
  • Topography of Rosebud County is mostly rolling with small hills.  Elevations range from 1500 feet above sea level near the Yellowstone River to 4200 feet in the southern portion of the County near Ashland, adjacent to Custer National Forest.
  • The County’s leading source of income are from agriculture, tourism, railroad, coal mining and electrical generation.
  • There are 1,165 miles of County road.
  • Medical facilities are located in Ashland, Lame Deer, Colstrip and Forsyth.
66.2 ° Forsyth, MT


General Election information

The General Election is Tuesday, November 3rd. Please go to our Election page for updates, news and information to help our voters thru the General Election.

Senior Center reopening

The County Senior Citizens Centers are re-opened to the public. Social Distance and Sanitation protocols will be followed. Curbside pick will be still available for the seniors that won’t feel comfortable by eating inside. The number of the attendants to the exercise classes will be limited so we recommend everyone to let us know if they are planning to attend so we can make any arrangements is needed. The classes will be also live on ZOOM 406-346-2878

Upcoming Events

General Election

November 3, 2020