Lake County Jail

The Lake County Jail is currently closed. Inmates are housed at other locations. Please call 719-486-1249 if you are requesting the location of an inmate.

The Lake County Jail is located in Leadville, Colorado. It is operated by the Lake County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement. 

All Detentions Section operations for the Lake County Sheriff's Office are based out of the office located at 505 Harrison Ave., which houses both the Jail and the County/District Courts.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Lake County Jail, call the facility at (719) 486-1249, 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 Lake County Jail

Call the jail to find out the type of bond required for your inmate. The bond is set by a judge according to a court-approved schedule. The purpose is to make sure the defendant will appear at all his or her court dates. 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 bonds require a bondsman, who will pay the bond and charge you 10% to 15% of the bond amount as a fee (none of this money will be returned to you). 

Cash bonds must be paid in full with cash, debit/credit card, or money order. They can be paid online or at the Lake County Jail. The full amount of a cash bond is returned once all court appearances have been made.

There is a $30 booking fee and a $10 bond fee for all inmates at the Lake County Jail. The expectation is that these fees will be paid at the time of bonding your inmate out of jail. But, Colorado law does allow those fees to be charged, and you do not have to pay them at the time of bonding.

Please call the jail if you have any questions or concerns.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

There are currently no visiting hours at the Lake County Jail.

Physical Address

Lake County Jail
505 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, Colorado 80461

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(719) 486-4127 or (719) 486-1249

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Full Name
Lake County Jail
P.O. 255
Leadville, Colorado 80461

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Lake 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.

How to Send Money

Friends and family can drop off cash or a money order for their inmate at the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Lake County Jail

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

Detention Deputies in Lake County report to the Detentions Sergeant or Sergeant on Duty. Benefits include: Paid vacation, Paid sick days, PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance as part of a competitive benefits package. Wage Range: $42,720-$51,010.

  • Must be 21 years old.
  • Must pass a background check, psych evaluation, and have no felonies or convictions.
  • Knowledge of the following would be beneficial but not necessary: Criminal law including the laws of arrest, rules of evidence, and courtroom procedures, and laws governing jail procedures and facilities; modern police planning and the principles and methods of law enforcement. 
  • Must have the ability to: communicate clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing; assist in the overall administration of the Sheriff’s Office; plan and organize staff to make full utilization of available manpower
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime. 
  • Must meet and maintain current physical ability requirements for a Deputy with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.