Teller County Jail

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

This facility 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.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Teller County Jail, click here, call the facility at (719) 687-7770, or use VINE. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth when using the VINE website.

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 Teller County Jail

You can call the Teller 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. 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 Teller 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

All visits at the Teller County Detention Center are conducted via video, either remotely or on-site in the jail lobby. 

Friends and family must contact HomeWAV to set up an account and schedule their visitation. Once signed up, you can use video visitation from home with your smartphone, computer, or tablet, or you can go to the lobby at the Teller County Jail.  

Home Video Visitation Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    • 7:00 am to 11:00 pm 
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00 am to 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 
    • 7:00 am to 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Lobby Visitation Hours

  • Wednesday 
    • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 
    • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Physical Address

Teller County Jail
288 Weaverville Rd
Divide, CO 80814

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(719) 687-7770

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Teller County Jail
Inmate Name
PO Box 730
Divide, CO 80814 

There is no limit on how many letters an inmate may receive. There are no limits on the length of the letter, and they can be handwritten or typed. Greeting cards are also allowed (the plainer the better, standard size is best, but none larger than 8.5 x 11 inches when fully opened).  

Drawings created with erasable colored pencils, ball point pens, or lead pencils are allowed in inmate mail. Prescription reading glasses are also accepted. 

Things you are not allowed to send in inmate mail:  

  • Inmate to inmate correspondence (unless approved by the Sgt. or Jail Commander)
  • Information about another inmate  
  • Any mail with saturated contents from any kind of liquid is not allowed (i.e. perfumes)
  • Do not laminate anything being mailed in
  • Plastic, glass, metal, or sticky substance of any kind  
  • Stains on the letter or any of the contents in the envelope  
  • Unknown substances caked on the letter or any of the contents in the envelope.  
  • Lipstick marks or other greasy/oily stains.  
  • Tape, glue, or foam adhesive pads  
  • Construction paper or hard cardboard  
  • Homemade cards, glitter/sparkles, soft foam figures, or confetti 
  • Craft paper, scrapbook paper, or other specialty paper  
  • Temporary tattoos or stickers (including address labels) inside the envelope on the letter, card, or photographs  
  • Crayon, paint/watercolors, gel pen, grease colored pencils, marker drawings, magnets, wax seals, food, or white out (tape or liquid)  
  • Staples, paperclips, or binder clips  
  • Mechanical cards that light up or play music.  
  • Cards with plastic googly eyes, wire springs, ribbons, or feathers  
  • Oversized cards, maximum size accepted is 8.5 x 11 inches when fully opened  
  • Lottery tickets, phone cards, credit/debit cards, or plastic prayer cards  
  • CD’s, DVD’s, cassettes, or records  
  • Personal checks, unless the inmate needs to sign them for bills to be paid  
  • Social Security, Payroll, VA Compensation, Settlement, Reimbursement, Tax Refund, Dividend, or similar type checks will be placed on an inmate’s account. 
  • Stationary products; (paper, postage stamps, envelopes, pens). Inmates have to purchase these items through the commissary.  
  • Clippings or copies of clippings from newspaper or magazine articles 
  • Pages or copies of pages from books or magazines  
  • Clothing or fabric items  
  • Jewelry or tobacco products  
  • Illegal drugs  
  • Magazines or newspapers


No oversized photographs are allowed in inmate mail—they must be 4 x 6 inches or smaller.  Polaroids, pornographic/lewd photographs or drawings, and nude photos (including infants) will not be accepted. Do not send more than five pictures in an envelope. 


Paperback books from a publisher or online distributor (Barnes &,, etc.) are allowed. The jail does not accept books from a private individual or a bookstore street address. 

No blank journals are accepted, and no books larger than 8.5 x 11 x 3 inches thick. All books must have a standard binding, no plastic or wire spiral bindings will be accepted.  

No books are accepted if the contents are pornographic or lewd in nature, or they teach fighting/tactical skills, weapons manufacture, or chemicals/drug materials.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Teller 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.

How to Send Money

The Teller County Jail uses JailATM, an online system for sending money to an inmate and ordering Commissary/Gift Packs. You must use a debit or credit card (Visa and Mastercard).

Cash is accepted 24/7 at the electronic kiosk in the lobby of the Teller County Jail (located at 288 Weaverville Road in Divide). 

Mailing in a cashier's check or money order to fund an inmate's account is also an option. Money orders and checks must be filled out in their entirety, and made payable to the Teller County Jail (with inmate’s full booking name included in the memo). Cash and personal checks are not accepted through the mail. 

Send your money order or cashier's check to: 

Inmate’s Full Booking Name
Teller County Jail
PO Box 730
Divide, CO 80814 

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Teller County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Teller County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Teller County Jail, click here. If you have questions, please contact the human resources department at 719-689-2988.

Detention Officer/Detention Deputy

The Detention Officer/Detention Deputy position at the jail (Download Full Job Description) is salaried, with a range between $3,928 - $4,490 per month—depending on qualifications—plus full benefits.

Detention officers are responsible for performing duties related to enforce Federal, State, and County laws and ordinances in conjunction with processing and care of prisoners, process inmates into and on release from the jail, monitor and respond to inmate and staff needs, work in control room and control alarms, access to and from the jail and inmates, and observe inmates in cells and wards and staff in jail. 

Applicants must be in excellent physical condition to lift and carry 100 pounds, plus move and/or restrain a person(s). High School diploma or GED plus some experience involving public contact is required. Must be CPR and basic first aid certified or have the ability to become certified within six months of employment. 

Teller County is proud to offer a wide range of benefits for all full-time employees. They include low cost Medical and Dental, free Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Telehealth and Employee Assistance Program; Optional Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and AFLAC products.

There's also a Wellness Incentive Program offered, two retirement plans available through Colorado Retirement Association (CRA), a mandatory 401(a) plan, and a voluntary 457(b) plan. 

In addition, all Full-time employees accrue Paid Vacation and Accumulated Sick Time on a monthly basis.