The Alamosa County Sheriff's Office is responsible for law enforcement, investigations, and detention in unincorporated Alamosa County.
ALL questions about hearing date/times, court dockets, and court cases can be researched here or call (719) 589-4996
Ph. (719) 589-6608
Non-Emergency Dispatch: (719) 589-5807
1315 17th Street
Alamosa, Colorado 81101
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES DIAL 911
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Non-emergency Phone Numbers
- Non-Emergency Dispatch: (719) 589-5807
- Alamosa City Police Department: (719) 589-2548
- Alamosa Fire Department: (719) 589-2593
- Adams State University Police: (719) 587-7901
- Colorado State Patrol: (719) 589-2503
- Mosca-Hooper Volunteer Fire Department: (719) 378-2339
Fingerprinting is often required for:
- Adoption/foster care
- School employees
- Licenses (day care, real estate, etc.)
- VIN Inspections
- A Deputy will verify the VIN number and provide you with a form to take to the County Clerk’s Office for registering your vehicle.
- VIN inspections are required if your vehicle was purchased out of Colorado or if your vehicle has an out-of-state title.
- Local Sex Offender Registry
- All sex offenders must register annually.
- If a sex offender moves into or within the state, they must register with the Sheriff's Department within 5 business days.
- Research the sex offender registry here.
NON-CONTACT VISITS: ALL VISITS ARE SUBJECT TO RECORDING AND MONITORING.
Visits may be cancelled at any time.
Lockers are not available for use by visitors.
Current visiting schedule will be posted on the front doors of the lobby.
Rules and Regulations for all visits:
1. Web Visitation is Monday thru Sundays.
Monday 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM InmateCanteen.com Web Visits Only
Tuesday 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM InmateCanteen.com Web Visits Only
Wednesday 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM InmateCanteen.com Web Visits Only
Thursday 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM InmateCanteen.com Web Visits Only
Friday 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM InmateCanteen.com Web Visits Only
Saturday 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM InmateCanteen.com Web Visits Only
Sunday 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM InmateCanteen.com Web Visits Only
Lobby Visitation is Monday thru Sundays.
Monday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM On-Site Visits Only
Tuesday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM On-Site Visits Only
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM On-Site Visits Only
Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM On-Site Visits Only
Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM On-Site Visits Only
Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM On-Site Visits Only
Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM On-Site Visits Only
2. All visits are 20 minutes in length.
3. Visitation is on a first-come first-serve basis.
4. All visits are recorded and monitored by the detention center staff.
5. Individuals housed on Suicide Watch will not be allowed a visit without the express consent
of the mental health unit.
6. No visit will be approved for a person(s) who appear to be under the influence of drugs
7. Any person(s) using profane language, nudity, or dressed in provocative/revealing clothing,
or displaying disorderly behavior will not be admitted or asked to leave.
8. Communication with inmates by written placard or hand signals outside of the facility will
result in immediate cancellation of your visit to include your next visit.
9. The following items are not allowed to be taken into the lobby booth: Cell phones, food,
drink, weapons, and any item deemed inappropriate by a deputy sheriff. The Alamosa
County Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
10. Visitors introducing any type of contraband and/or any unauthorized item will be charged
criminally and will result in the loss of visiting privileges.
11. Anyone caught tampering with or damaging a video visiting device may face potential
12. Any visit may be terminated at any time at the discretion of the detention center staff.
13. Failure to comply with any of the aforementioned rules may result in the loss of visiting
Inmates are allowed to have Whites brought into them. Inmates are allowed: 3 pair of boxers, 3 white
t-shirts and 3 pairs of socks. Whites must be new and in a sealed packaged. Whites are also available to
be ordered on commissary.
The Sheriff's Department operates the county jail.
- To see if someone is in the county jail, you may call (719) 589-6608.
- Money may be deposited into a commissary account for an inmate here.
Rules for Inmates and Visitors
- Inmates are only allowed WHITE clothing, underwear, t-shirts, etc.
- Any other color clothing will NOT be accepted.
- All visitors must have a picture ID and be cleared for warrants through the detention deputy on duty
- All visitors must be fully dressed in appropriate, conventional clothing which is not unduly provocative, suggestive, or revealing.
- All minor children must be properly supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
- Any person who smells of alcohol and/or appears to be intoxicated, or who appears to be on/under the influence of any drugs shall not be admitted.
Legal Rights Related to Posting Money Bond, Pursuant to Section 16-4-102, C.R.S.
1. Bond fees, booking fees, and other fees or debts never need to be paid to secure a person's
release on money bond. A payor need only pay the bond amount in order to secure release.
2. While never a basis to hold a defendant in jail, the following fees are chargeable as a debt to the
defendant after release if the payor chooses not to pay the fees at the time of bonding: A $10.00
bond fee and a maximum 3.5 % credit card payment fee. No other bond-related fees may be
charged at any time, including kiosk fees or fees for payment by cash, check, or money order.
3. Bond payments are to be made out to the holding county and are never to be made out in the
name of the incarcerated person.
4. A sheriff must/shall release a defendant within six hours after a personal recognizance bond is
set and the defendant has returned to jail or within six hours after a cash bond has been set
and the defendant has returned to jail and the defendant or surety notified the jail that bond
is prepared and posted, unless extraordinary circumstances exist. In the event of a delay of
more than six hours, a surety and the defendant have a right to know what, if any, extraordinary
circumstance is causing the delay. Supervisory conditions of release do not justify a delay in
release; except that a sheriff may hold a defendant for up to 24 hours if necessary to ensure a
defendant is fitted with required electronic monitoring.
5. Anyone who posts a money bond has a right to receive a copy of the bond paperwork, including
documentation of the next upcoming court date.
6. A surety may never be asked to use posted bond money to pay a defendant’s debts. Only
when defendants have posted their own money bond may they be asked if they would like to
voluntarily relinquish bond money to pay their debts. Relinquishment of bond money by a
defendant to pay a debt is never required and is entirely a voluntary choice by the defendant.
To file a complaint for a violation of any of the above:
By email: email@example.com
By phone: (719) 589-6608
In person: During lobby business hours, ask for a Supervisor
For persons in custody: ask to speak with the on-duty supervisor