Washington County Jail

The Washington County Jail (aka the Washington County Justice Center) is located in Akron, Colorado. It is operated by the Washington 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 Washington County Jail, call the facility at 970-345-2244 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 Washington County Jail

You can call the Washington 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 Washington 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

The Washington County Jail offers both on-site and video visitation, which is conducted through the HomeWAV Video Visitation platform. 

All visitors are required to create an account on the HomeWAV website. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult with a valid HomeWAV account. During the visit, the visitor and the inmate must be logged in under their individual credentials. No sharing visits by visitors or inmates.

On-Site Video Visits

On-site visits are limited to 15 minutes, and must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Visitors are responsible for scheduling visits and getting approval from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

On-site visits are available during the following times:

  • Sunday: Not Available
  • Monday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Friday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday: Not Available


By using the Washington County Jail video visitation equipment, you are subject to recording and monitoring. No recording devices, cell phones or cameras are allowed in the visitation area of the jail. Please leave these items in your vehicle. All visitors must dress appropriately.

No flashing or obscene behavior will be tolerated in the visiting room at the Washington County Jail. Any visitor found to be in the violation will be blocked from all future visits.

Remote Video Visitation

Remote visits via the HomeWAV Video Visitation platform can be conducted from home using a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a camera and high-speed internet connection. The HomeWAV app can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Apps store on your phone.

These visits must also be scheduled in advance by the visitor, and there is a fee. Remote video visits are available seven days a week. Visitors are not allowed to operate motor vehicles during remote visitation.

Visitation Rules

  • Inmates will not share visits. 
  • Inmates may not start a visit and allow another inmate to finish
  • No rude or vulgar behavior.
  • No lewd behavior, flashing, or showing of body parts (Visitors are not allowed to use cell phones or recording devices to show body parts or lewd behavior)
  • Visitors must see the inmate they signed in to see
  • Profanity is not tolerated. Any violation can result in permanent suspension.

Visitation privileges may be terminated for any reason with or without cause as directed by the Jail Administrator or designee.

Physical Address

Washington County Jail
26861 Hwy 34
Akron CO 80720

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/Yq9aj6dcqa4N8CRbA

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Washington County Justice Center
Inmate Name and ID Number
P.O. Box 9130
Seminole, FL 33775-9130

The Washington County Sheriffs’ Office has contracted with Smart Communications to install Tablets in all housing units to be made available to inmates for outside and internal communications. 

The jail no longer accepts money orders, cashier’s checks, or packages from publications for inmates.

The inmate's name and ID number must be clearly printed on the outside of the envelope or postcard to ensure the mail is posted to the correct account. All regular inmate postal mail (Postcards, Letters, Greeting Cards, Pictures, etc.) is scanned into the system, and available to the inmates to view their postal mail via the inmate kiosks.

Legal Mail, Court Documents, Medical, Religious, and Educational Packages must be sent directly to the facility at:

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
26861 Hwy 34
Akron CO 80720

Your mail will be rejected if it includes:

  • Gang related material/photos. 
  • Graffiti.
  • Sexually explicit photos.
  • Descriptions, plans, or threats of criminal activity.
  • Material that may create racial tension within the facility.
  • Correspondence for someone other than the inmate it is addressed to.
  • Inmate to inmate correspondence
  • Any material that is deemed inappropriate for this facility.
  • Photo collages

The Washington County Jail does not accept inmate property that is mailed in. The only exception is medical, religious, and educational materials. And arrangements must be made in advance. All packages will be returned to the sender.

For questions or concerns—or to set up a package delivery—please call (970) 345-2244.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Washington 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 jail uses HomeWav for all video and phone calls. For support please call 1-844-394-6639.

How to Send Money

Inmates at the Washington County Jail are able to order commissary everyday except for Wednesday. Available commissary items to purchase include food, drinks, snacks, clothing, hygiene items, stamps, paper/envelopes, and phone time.

To send money to your inmate using a debit or credit card, visit www.accesscorrections.com or call 1-866-345-1884. 

The jail no longer accepts money orders or checks through the mail. Friends and family can visit the Washington County Sheriff's Office during weekday office hours and use the kiosk in the lobby to make a deposit to an inmate's account.

You can also order commissary items for your inmate via the Access Corrections Package Program and have them delivered directly to the jail.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Washington County Jail

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

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking for individuals who are interested in a law enforcement career. They have openings in both patrol and detentions.

Detention Officers

Applicants must be at least 21 years old. They must be a U.S. Citizen, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a background check. Experience is a plus, but not required as they are willing to train on the job. 

Must be able to work nights and holidays/rotating shifts, Sunday through Saturday. Currently, the officers work 12hr shifts and have at least two weekends off a month. Starting salary is $2750 a month (higher if you have previous experience), with raises possible after the probation period.

Washington County offers a competitive benefit package that includes retirement, health, and dental insurance. All applicants must be able to pass a drug screening, as well as a physical exam. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the team, click here for an application or stop by the sheriff's office at 26861 Hwy 34 Akron, CO 80720.