Gilpin County Jail

The Gilpin County Jail (aka the Gilpin County Detention Facility) is part of the Justice Center located in Black Hawk, Colorado. It is operated by the Detentions Division of the Gilpin County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement. 

The jail was originally designed to house 55 inmates. Capacity increased to 96 after modifications were made to the existing facility in 2017.  

 The philosophy of the Gilpin County Detention Facility is based on the following assumptions: 

  • Incarceration is punishment, in and of itself.
  • All inmates and staff will be held accountable for their actions.
  • The opportunity for community integration for accused and adjudicated offenders will be offered through humane programs and services.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Gilpin County Jail, call the facility at (303) 582-1060, or use VINE. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

The Colorado VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can search for information regarding the custody status of their offender, and to register to receive phone calls and e-mail notifications when the offender’s custody status changes. 

The VINE toll-free number for the Colorado VINE system is (888) 263-8463. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click this link to register.

Bonding an Inmate out of the Gilpin County Jail

An inmate's bond is set by a judge according to a court-approved schedule. The purpose is to assure an inmate’s appearance in court. The amount of the bond is what it will take to release the inmate from jail.

There are three types of bonds -- personal recognizance (PR), surety, and cash. PR bonds are issued by the judge and only require a signature (no money). Surety bond require a bondsman, who will pay the bond and charge you 10 to 15 percent of the bond amount as a fee. 

Cash bonds must be paid in full with cash, debit/credit card, or money order.

The Gilpin County Jail charges a $10.00 fee for processing a bond.  This fee is charged for every Bond completed and processed by detention staff.

When processing bonds, proper identification and correct money amounts are required.  Detention staff can't give change when processing financial transactions.   

It is recommended you call the Gilpin County Jail at (303) 582-3576 to inquire and receive current bonding information for the defendant you wish to have released on bond.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Hours at the Gilpin County Jail are as follows:

Saturday:    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
                     2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday:      9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
                    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday:     6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Only adult visitors with a photo ID card or drivers license are allowed to visit an inmate. If you bring a minor to visit, you must be the parent or legal guardian and stay with the minor child at all times. 

What You Can Bring To A Visit

 Visitors are not allowed to take any personal items into the visitation room – lockers are provided to keep your personal items secure.

You may bring the following items for an inmate:

  • White underclothes
  • White socks 
  • White T-shirt - long or short sleeves 
  • White long underwear 

You may leave a money order for an inmate during a visit, or you may make a cash commissary deposit using the Stellar Teller machine in the lobby. 

Monies or white underclothing will be accepted only between the hours of 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday and during visitation hours. (Unless the money is for bonding purposes; you may bond a person out of jail 24 hours a day.)  

Approved medicine or medically required items are accepted 24 hours a day. 

No books, magazines, candy, shampoo, etc. will be accepted for inmates.

Physical Address

Gilpin County Jail
2960 Dory Hill Rd
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(303) 582-1060

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Full Name
Gilpin County Jail
2960 Dory Hill Rd
Black Hawk, CO 80422

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Gilpin County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

Click here to set up an inmate phone account, and to get information regarding rates, commonly asked questions, and calling feature alerts that may interrupt a call such as 3-way or answering machines.

  • If a conflict or abusive language is used on the phone at any time the phone call will be terminated
  • Inmates have access to telephones in the day room between the hours of 8 AM – 11:30 PM.
  • All telephone calls are collect calls only, or monies may be transferred from the inmate account to the phone account for phone credits. 
  • No messages will be taken for any inmate unless it is a life and death emergency or serious illness emergency.  The emergency will be verified.

Unwanted collect calls from inmates should be denied when the call is received. Continuous or harassing phone calls, made by inmates, should be reported to the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office at 303-582-1060.

How to Send Money

You may leave a money order for an inmate at the Gilpin County Jail during a visit, or you may make a cash commissary deposit using the Stellar Teller machine in the jail lobby. Another option is to send a money order or cashier's check by standard mail to the jail. 

Make the money order/cashier's check out to the inmate and send to:

Inmate's Full Name
Gilpin County Jail
2960 Dory Hill Rd
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Gilpin County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Gilpin County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Gilpin County Jail, click here.