Moffat County Jail

The Moffat County Jail (aka the Moffat County Detention Center) is located in Craig, Colorado. This facility is operated by the Moffat County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. The jail features 105 beds and holds both pre-trial and sentenced inmates. In 2021, the jail had an average daily population of 37.

As of October 2021, the Moffat County Jail also houses individuals who've been arrested by law enforcement officials in Rio Blanco County. The Rio Blanco County Jail is officially closed and decommissioned.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Moffat County Jail, call the facility at (970) 824-4495 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 Moffat County Jail

You can call the jail 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% 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. Payment is accepted online or at 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 Moffat County Jail. The expectation is that these fees will be paid at the time of bonding your inmate out of jail. 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

All inmate visitation at the Moffat County Jail is conducted remotely by video using HomeWav. Inmates can visit one-at-a-time with a friend or family member from their housing area via a terminal. To create an account and schedule visitation, click here. You must have a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a camera and an internet connection to visit remotely.

Physical Address

Moffat County Jail
800 W 1st St #100
Craig, CO 81625

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General Phone Number

(970) 824-4495
(970) 826-2312

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Moffat County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
800 W 1st St #100
Craig, CO 81625

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Moffat 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

Moffat County Jail uses JailATM for online money and commissary services. Friends and family may deposit money into an inmate's account—using a debit or credit card—by clicking here.

You will be required to provide an email address, your name, date of birth, address, and driver's license information in order to create an account.

Another option is to mail a money order directly to the inmate using the mailing address listed above. Or, you can drop off cash at the jail.

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Careers at Moffat County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Moffat County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Moffat County Jail, click here. Detention Deputies in Moffat County manage inmates by taking custody, conducting searches, and completing required documents.

Other job duties include patrolling the facility, using force to maintain order and gain inmate compliance, and performing other related functions.

You must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and at least one year of "progressively responsible related experience." Or, a combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills to perform essential job duties.