Summit County Jail

The Summit County Jail (aka the Summit County Detention Facility) is located in Breckenridge, Colorado. It is operated by the Detentions Division of the Summit County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. 

This 95-bed detention facility is located at the Summit County Justice Center, and 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.

Only about a third, or less, of the inmate population have actually been convicted of a crime and have been sentenced. The average daily population is around 57 inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Summit County Jail, call the facility at (970) 423-8977 or use VINE. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth when using the VINE website.

Court dates for housed inmates may be obtained by calling the Summit County Courts at (970) 453-2272 or by contacting the Summit County Detentions Facility at (970) 453-2232, extension 1. 

Colorado VINE

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 Summit County Jail

You can call the Summit 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 Summit 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 at (970) 423-8977 if you have any questions.

Sentenced Mittimus

The following are items that inmates are allowed to bring with them when they check in to serve time at the Summit County Detentions facility:

  • Three white T-Shirts
  • Three pairs of white underwear 
  • Cash to put on commissary account
  • Prescription medication that is in the original bottle, with a pharmacy label that includes the inmate’s name, dosage, times and the physician’s contact information

The following items are not allowed:

  • Books and magazines – the facility has a Library inmates may use
  • Personal hygiene items – these items are provided, and extras can be ordered from commissary
  • Long sleeve shirts or thermal underwear
  • Over-the-counter drugs of any kind
  • Pencils, paper, or pens – the facility can supply you with these items

If you have any additional questions about your jail time or about allowable items, please call (970) 453-2232 extension 1.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Summit County Detention Facility has a variety of options for inmate visitation. Only visitors that have been approved by Detention Staff in advance may schedule a visit.

On Site Video Visits

All on-site video visits at the Summit County Detention Facility are free of charge. Each inmate is allowed one on-site visit per week via Securus Video Connect. Visitors must arrive early enough to present their photo ID to Detention Staff prior to the scheduled visit.

Contact Visits

Contact visits are allowed for inmates who have been in custody a minimum of 30 days, with no disciplinary history within that time. Only approved visitors over the age of 18 are allowed, with a maximum of two visitors allowed at a time. Only one contact visit is allowed per inmate every 30 days.

All visitors granted contact visits are subject to pat search of their person and a physical examination of their possessions as a condition of entrance into the Summit County Detention Facility.

Remote Video Visitation

Video Visitation is allowed 24 hours a day, seven days a week via Securus Video Connect. All family member/ friend video visits are monitored by Detention Staff and recorded. Video visits must be scheduled at least six hours prior to the requested visitation time. Each video visit is 20 minutes long.

All remote visits must be paid for at the time of scheduling. Scheduled visits are non-refundable.

There are no age restrictions for video visitors. However, everyone who is participating must be declared at the time of scheduling, and must be an “approved visitor.”

When scheduling a remote video visit, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Inmate legal name or Detention Facility ID number
  • Visitor government issued photo ID (i.e., driver’s license)
  • Visitor home address
  • Visitor telephone number
  • Visitor email address.
  • Visitor Bar Card (attorney’s only)

Video visitation participants are allowed to sign in one minute before the scheduled visitation time.

Inmates are not limited in the number of remote video visits they receive. There is a charge associated with each of these remote visits.

Visiting Rules

All persons participating in a visit (both on-site and remotely) are expected to comply with staff instructions at all times. Visitors who appear visibly under the influence of intoxicants will be denied.

Revealing / inappropriate clothing, obscene acts or gestures, depictions of violence or hate, gang related gestures or materials, depictions of drug use (including alcohol, tobacco and marijuana), disruptive activity, or any illegal acts are not allowed.

Photographing or recording the visit is not allowed.

Physical Address

Summit County Jail
501 North Park Avenue
Breckenridge, CO 80424

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General Phone Number

(970) 423-8977
(970) 453-2232

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Summit County Jail
Inmate Name
P.O. Box 210
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Magazines and hardcover books are not allowed at the Summit County Jail. Inmates may receive paperback books directly from publishing companies and vendors. 

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, glossed paper, Polaroid photos, stickers, and cutouts from magazines, stamps, and photographs containing nudity.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Summit 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.

The Inmate Phone System offers convenient options for friends and family to place funds on an inmate’s phone account. Visit for more information.

Voicemail Service

Securus' Voicemail is a password-protected messaging service that allows you to initiate communication and leave a secure voice message for your incarcerated loved one. Voicemail also allows inmates to leave a reply message if you are unavailable during a scheduled call time. 

Each voicemail is limited to 30 seconds and is recorded just like traditional telephone calls. For more information on how to sign up, call 1-800-844-6591 or email [email protected].

How to Send Money

Commissary items—such as bars of soap, shampoo / conditioner, deodorant, candy / snacks, etc.—can be purchased by inmates with their own funds. Commissary orders are placed weekly. 

Funds may be deposited into an inmate’s commissary account via cash, non-cancelable money order or cashier’s check. Friends and family can mail in a money order or cashier's check, or they can drop off cash, money order, or cashier's check at the jail's booking window.

Funds may also be deposited into an inmate's commissary through the Colorado State Internet Portal Authority. When using this service, there are some fees.

  • Paying via Credit Card - fee is based on a percentage of the amount paid plus a flat fee of $0.75
  • Paying via eCheck - flat fee of $1, this is independent of the amount paid

Programs For Inmates

The Summit County Detentions facility offers a variety of inmate programs that are staffed by unpaid civilian volunteers.

Inmate Trustee Program:

Only inmates who have been sentenced to jail on a criminal case are eligible to become Trustees. There are a variety of Trustee jobs available. Based on work performance, a trustee can be eligible for additional good time sentence reductions.

Trustees clean the jail, do laundry, help prepare meals, clean dishes, paint, wash government vehicles, and conduct work crews. They also help clean the Summit County Animal Shelter, pick up trash and debris alongside roads, shovel snow, conduct landscaping at County buildings, and perform projects for municipal governments and local non-profits.

Alcohol Rehabilitation Program:

Offered by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). 

Library Program:

During normal recreation times, inmates may check out books from the jail Library. 


Inmate recreation for all cell blocks is offered six days per week. 

Religious Programs:

Bible study classes are provided by volunteers from local religious organizations.

Work Release Program:

Inmates who are eligible for Work Release are given Information Sheets at the time of booking. Eligibility for the program requires verification of employment.

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Careers at Summit County Jail

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

Detentions Deputy

Detention Deputies at the Summit County Jail are professional, outgoing people who have great communication and customer service skills. You must be at least 18 years old to apply. Colorado POST certification is not required, but applicants must meet POST certification standards.

Detention Deputies are sworn law-enforcement officers who are responsible for the safety, security and orderly running of the detention facility. Duties include: the booking and release of arrestees, inmates and detainees, assisting with court security duties, fingerprinting, taking mugshots, inmate transport, enforcing facility rules, and writing reports.

Successful applicants are trained in arrest control/ defensive tactics, firearms, Taser and pepper spray, in addition to over 80 hours of in-service training offered annually. 

Detention Deputies bid by seniority for twelve hour shifts; Sunday through Tuesday or Thursday through Saturday and work every other Wednesday. As a rule, this works out to working four days with three days off and then working three days with four days off.

Serious applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the on-duty Detentions Sergeant for a facility tour and ride-a-long at 970-423-8977. The hiring range for this position  is $25.30/hr - $36.69, depending on qualifications. Summit County also offers an excellent benefit program.

Detention Deputy Application

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.