Toole County Montana Logo

Resources for Residents


Pay Fines Online

You can now pay your fines from the comfort of your own home. Citizens who have been issued tickets by the Toole County Justice of the Peace/Shelby City Judge, Motor Carrier Services, Montana Highway Patrol and/or Toole County Sheriff's Office are are encouraged to pay court fees and fines online at:
You can use credit and debit cards with the VISA logo - the system will not accept e-checks. Make your "run in with the law" a little less painful by paying your ticket online today!

Public Assistance

Toole County is very fortunate to have two Food Pantries prepared to help persons in need. 

The Sagebrush Food Pantry is located in the Shelby Civic Center (669 Park Avenue) and is open on Monday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m. For additional information, please contact Jane at 424-2076.

  • Help from the Sunburst Community Foundation can be accessed by calling Mary Jo at 937-7040, the Toole County Library at 937-6980 or Lisa at 937-6745.
  • The pantries always welcomes donations and contributions. If a family is in need, there is help available.


Bus Service is available for Toole County residents and visitors. Routes run from Sweet Grass to Shelby as well as from Shelby to both Kalispell and Great Falls . . . great things are happening in Toole County! More Information: Bus/Transit Service

Toole County Book Clubs

The Shelby Friends of the Library's book club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon (bring a lunch) in the Toole County Library. "The Other Book Club" meets the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in the basement of The Griddle Cafe - have some brunch, discuss the book of the month and meet new friends - for more information contact Anne Wiens at or Carol Mundt at "Readers Unite", a third choice for a Toole County book club, meets the third Thursday of each month in the Sunburst Library Hospitality Room, with the discussion beginning at 7 p.m. For more information on the "Readers Unite" book of the month, contact the Sunburst branch librarian, Mary Jo Aschim, at Everyone is welcome to join the fun!

Board of Health Invitation

The Toole County Board of Health meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the Toole County Health Department Conference Room, at 402 1st Street South, Shelby, Montana at 12:00 p.m. on the third Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Questions or issues concerning the board or the meetings should be addressed to Angela at

Toole County Growth Policy

Toole County Growth Policy

Growth Policy: Cover & Main Body Text

Appendix A: Requirements

Appendix B: Inventory

Appendix C: Fairgrounds

Wind Farm Information

In 2009, Glacier Wind 1 and 2 with 140 towers were erected; 100 towers are located in Toole County and 40 in Glacier.

The Rim Rock Wind Farm, located near Kevin, also announced commencement of commercial operations as of December 28th, 2012. The 189 MW Rim Rock Project is comprised of 126 Acciona AW77 1.5 MW wind turbines and is expected to generate enough energy each year to power the equivalent of nearly 60,000 homes.

More Information & Photos

Communication Resources

Toole County Community Foundation Directory [PDF]

Northern Telephone Cooperative

3 Rivers Communication

KSEN Radio

Marias River Electric

Area Newspapers:

Shelby Promoter

Cut Bank Pioneer Press

The Valierian

Glacier Reporter

Conrad Independent Observer

Choteau Acantha

Havre Daily News

Great Falls Tribune

Copyright © 2018, Toole County Montana - All Rights Reserved.

Toole County MT Logo

Website Design by Hi Line Web Design