Larimer County Jail

The Larimer County Jail is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This facility is operated by the Larimer County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement.

In some instances, a person can be brought into the jail on a Detoxification Hold or a Mental Health Hold. Anyone brought in on such holds are not considered under arrest, but by law can be held in the jail as a last resort and only for a short period of time.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Larimer County Jail, click here for inmate search, call the facility at (970) 498-5200, 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 Larimer County Jail

Call the jail or click here to find out the type of bond and the amount that is 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% 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. Payment is accepted online (Jail Facility Locator Number 280525), over the phone (1-866-232-1899) or at the kiosk in the jail lobby. 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 Larimer 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.

Personal Items

Friends or family may drop off approved prescription non-tinted eyeglasses or contacts for inmates. Those items must be dropped off at the front desk of the jail between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding county holidays. 

The medical department will also accept some medications, but they must be in the original container.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Off-site video visitation with an inmate at the Larimer County jail is offered seven days a week via GettingOut, and no advance scheduling is required. Visitors must have a smart phone or internet connected PC with a webcam and microphone. All visits are initiated by the inmate, and are subject to monitoring and recording.

Video Visitation Rules

Failure to follow these rules will result in termination of visitation privileges:

  • Visits that conflict with a inmate’s court appearance or an inmate worker’s work schedule are not honored
  • Displaying gang-related symbols, themes or colors is prohibited
  • Vulgar language and images are prohibited
  • Nudity is prohibited
  • Sexually explicit activity is prohibited
  • Staff can deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time at their discretion.
  • Visits are initiated by inmates with no advance scheduling.

Physical Address

Larimer County Jail
2405 Midpoint Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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General Phone Number

(970) 498-5200

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Larimer County Jail
(Inmate's Name)
2405 Midpoint Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525

All mail must be sent via U.S. Postal Service and addressed as follows:

Letters or cards are not accepted at the jail reception counter.  When sending mail to an inmate, only the inmate's name, address, and your return address are allowed on the envelope.  NO drawings, gang writings, stickers, lip prints, etc…

You may send family pictures to your inmate, but no nude or explicit photos are allowed. Anything in inmate mail that is considered contraband will be confiscated and may be destroyed. 

Friends and family are not allowed to drop off bibles or medallions for inmates. 

You may purchase books and have them sent to the Jail ONLY if sent directly by the publisher or 

Text Messages

Inmates are allowed to send and receive text messages from registered contacts. To register for an account, go to

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Larimer 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.

If you are trying to get someone bonded out from booking, you may call (970) 498-5200 and speak to a staff member. Staff will not pass messages to inmates.

Prepaid Phone Accounts

The Larimer County Jail uses ConnectNetwork GTL for inmate phone services.  Inmates have the option to purchase phone cards through the commissary program with the money from their inmate account. Or, friends and family can set up a prepaid account to accept collect calls from their inmate.

Families can establish a ConnectNetwork account through the ConnectNetwork website or Mobile app at the Google Play Store / Apple App Store. They can also call 1-800-483-8314. For help setting up a ConnectNetwork account online, click here.

Unwanted Calls

If you receive an unwanted call from an inmate at the Larimer County Jail, follow the directions through the automated telephone system to put a phone block in place. 

This will stop all calls from inmates at the jail. If you have further problems or cannot initiate the block, call the jail and ask a staff member for assistance.

How to Send Money

Money deposits for inmate commissary accounts at the Larimer County Jail are accepted online, over the phone (1-866-232-1899), or on the kiosk in the jail lobby. The Jail Facility Locator Number is 280525.

Pay My Jailer

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is under contract with Advent Financial Services (aka Pay My Jailer) to collect outstanding inmate debt.  Once the debt has been transferred to Advent Financial Services, the jail cannot process payment.  

Inmates can send in the FULL amount via money order, along with the deposit slip provided at the time of release, to the following address:  

Advent Financial Systems
ATTN: Larimer County Jail
PO Box 6333
Elizabethtown, KY 42702-6333

Credit card payments can be made by calling 1-866-494-8556. If you are unable to pay the full amount by the due date, you can discuss other payment arrangements.  You must call prior to your due date in order to be eligible for a payment plan. The Jail Facility Locator Number is 280525.

Programs For Inmates

There are many programs at the Larimer County Jail that inmates can participate in to help improve themselves and increase their post-incarceration success. Two of the most popular and successful programs are:

Citizen's Improvement Program

This program allows inmates to earn extra good time for early release. They can get credit for attending specific programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, one church service or bible study, life skills classes, GED, and Transformations.  

Once the inmate has attended five classes they must submit the class attendance—and have it signed off by a staff member -- plus a one page essay about how the classes they attended will help them to become a productive and successful citizen.

Transformations and Choices

This 40-hour class begins with an inmate's commitment to change.  Through a structured process, inmates are required to go from the surface of their problems to the root, confront their distorted thinking, and open their minds to new and healthier thought processes. 

Program participants are required to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a premier instrument for understanding personalities and how and why we do what we do.

The MBTI is used in context with other elements of behaviors: predisposition, filters, attitudes, conflict style, early life role models, conditioning, and past experience etc. 

Inmates are continually challenged on their current beliefs and must complete several homework assignments.

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Careers at Larimer County Jail

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