Gallatin County 911 Experiencing Issues Receiving Calls

For immediate release: July 29, 2021

Gallatin County 911 is currently experiencing issues receiving calls to our dispatchers. 
While it is not a complete outage, many calls are not going through and callers may be getting a busy signal when they dial 911. We have heard reports this is also happening in other area counties.
If you receive a busy signal, continue to call or utilize text to 911. To text our dispatchers, create a new text message. Enter “911” into the “To” field. No dashes are necessary. In this text message, include the location of the emergency (including city/name of business/park/fishing access/trailhead/interstates/highways/mile marker, etc.) the nature of the emergency, and your name.
Thank you for your patience while we diligently work to get these issues resolved as quickly as possible. We will update the community as soon as we have more information to share.
Media contact:
Whitney Bermes, Gallatin County Communications Coordinator
Cell: 406-595-8963