San Miguel County Jail

The San Miguel County Jail is located in Telluride, Colorado. It is a 34-bed facility that is operated by the San Miguel County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. This includes the towns of Telluride, Norwood, Mountain Village, and Colorado State Patrol.

This jail holds both pre-trial inmates and sentenced inmates. It also holds parole violators, ICE inmates, and inmates who are awaiting transport to the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Each person sentenced to time in the San Miguel County Jail is classified into low-to-high risk pods, so that people arrested for misdemeanors are set apart from people arrested for felonies. The housing units are staffed round the clock.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the San Miguel County Jail, call the facility at 970-728-1911 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.

Inmates being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC), or charges from other counties will not be found by going to the VINE Link above. You will have to call the jail.

Bonding an Inmate out of the San Miguel County Jail

You can call the San Miguel 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. 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 San Miguel 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.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visits at the San Miguel County Jail are on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. You must be on the inmate’s visitation list prior to arrival to the jail. 

All visitors must provide a valid photo ID and fill out a visitation form. Visitation may be canceled at any time without prior notice to visitors and/or inmates.

A parent or guardian must accompany all visitors under the age of 18. Anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be permitted visitation. 

Visitors may leave US currency and/or undergarments for their inmate with the staff member running visitation. Visitors must be dressed appropriately and may be denied visitation if their behavior is deemed inappropriate.  

Video Visits

Inmates may also conduct video visitation with friends and family through CIDNET. Video visitation is allowed from 10:00 am. to 9:00 pm.

Physical Address

San Miguel County Jail
684 CR, 63L Road
Telluride, CO 81435

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

San Miguel County Jail
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684 CR, 63L Road
Telluride, CO 81435

Friends and family are allowed to drop off letters for their inmate at the jail, but the same rules apply as if you were mailing it.

Books must be sent from a publisher or bookstore. The package must have the name of the company sending the materials and may not have any personal items. Pornographic, violent material, racially biased materials, suspicious items or any items deemed to be a security risk will be denied.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the San Miguel 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 money for their inmate at the San Miguel County Jail in the jail lobby—money orders only. You can also mail a money order directly to your inmate.

To send money via debit or credit card, visit InmateCanteen.

Programs For Inmates

Everyone who is arrested receives a medical assessment during the booking process. Inmates receive a full physical within the first 14 days of custody. 

Mental Health staff is available daily, and the jail has a contract to provide medical services with the Telluride Medical Center 24/7. Inmates are given basic hygiene items and three meals a day during their stay.

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA meetings are provided weekly. This program is provided by citizens in the community and is subject to their availability.

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Careers at San Miguel County Jail

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