Montrose County Jail

The Montrose County Jail (aka the Montrose County Detention Center) is located in Montrose, Colorado. This facility is operated by the Montrose County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. 

This detention center holds both pre-trial inmates, sentenced inmates, parole violators, and inmates who are awaiting transport to the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Montrose County Jail, click here, call the facility booking desk at (970) 252-4071, or use VINE. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth when using the VINE website.

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 Montrose County Jail

You can call the Montrose County 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 of a bond is to make sure the defendant will appear at all his or her court dates. The bond amount 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 is needed). 
  • 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 at the jail lobby 24/7 or online at JailATM. 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 Montrose 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 click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at the Montrose County Jail is conducted via video. The jail offers video visitation in the Programs Lobby. You can visit with your inmate remotely using your smartphone, computer, or tablet. 

You must create an account to see the video visitation schedule and find a time that best suits your needs. 

On site visits are limited to one, ten minute visit per inmate, per week. Offsite visits are not limited, but will be available only as offered via the Jail Funds website.

Visitation privileges are subject to time allowances or other security factors and may be canceled at any time with or without notice if deemed necessary by Administration or the Detention Supervisor.

Children are allowed to visit inmates at the Montrose County Detention Center both onsite and offsite, with limitations. Only one child at a time is allowed at onsite visits, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Visitors must be appropriately dressed or will not be allowed to visit. If an inmate or visitor displays inappropriate behavior, or becomes a threat to the safety of the facility, the visit will be terminated immediately and they may lose their privilege to future visitation.

Physical Address

Montrose County Jail
1200 North Grand Ave.
Montrose, CO 81401

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(970) 252-4070 Programs
(970) 252-4071 Booking

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Montrose County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
1200 North Grand Ave.
Montrose, CO 81401

All inmate correspondence should be addressed in the inmate's name at the above address. Incoming mail will be opened and inspected prior to being given to the inmate. Packages will not be accepted.

Check with your inmate before sending any items because there are mail restrictions. If the items sent are not allowed, the correspondence will be returned to you. The Montrose County Jail does not accept books or packages of any kind. No magazines or hardback books are allowed.

You may contact your loved one by email or text message online through

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Montrose 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.

Inmates are given one free local phone call to attempt to bond or notify someone that they are in custody. Phone calls after this are either a collect call to the party or on a phone card that the inmate can purchase through the jail.

For more information, visit or 1-800-943-2189.

How to Send Money

Money for an inmate at the Montrose County Jail must be delivered in person to the facility. No personal checks are accepted. Funds can also be deposited using a debit or credit card through

Family and/or friends may purchase commissary items for their inmate through the Sterling Commissary website

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Montrose County Jail

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

Check the Montrose County Job Website for up to date listing for Patrol Deputies and Detentions Deputies. For more information about either of these positions, please call 970-252-4076.