Teller County Detention Center

The Teller County Detention Center is an ICE detention center that is located in Divide, Colorado. This facility houses detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

For information about an ICE detainee housed at the Teller County Detention Center, call (719) 687-7770 between 8 am and 4 pm. You must have the detainee's information ready when you call, including their full name (first, last, and hyphenated), any known aliases, their date of birth, and their country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

You can find out the visiting hours at Teller County Detention Center by calling the facility directly.

General Rules

Detainees are allowed up to two visiting sessions per day, depending on the backlog of visits that day. Each individual visit is limited to thirty minutes.

Visitors must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. An adult parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of eighteen (18). No more than two children with parent/guardian allowed to visit at one time, and only if space is available.

Visitors must contact the control officer and announce their name and who they wish to visit.

No more than one visitor is allowed to visit an inmate at any particular time in the visitor’s booth.

All adult visitors must have a valid, verifiable government-issued photo ID to enter the Teller County Detention Center. 

No food; No gum; No drinks; No smoking; No loitering in or near the Video Visitation Center; No animals permitted in the Criminal Justice Center or Visitation Center except for trained service animals. Only necessary items may be brought into the building. Extra items should be secured in your vehicle or left at home.

Visitors are not allowed to give any items to detainees. All visitors are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. If you refuse to cooperate with a reasonable search, you will not be allowed into the visiting room. 

The following items are prohibited: Cell phone, electronics, lighters, tobacco products, weapons, or explosives. Allowable items must be in a clear bag for search purposes. 

Attorney Visits
Attorneys, members of the criminal justice system, and counselors, are allowed to visit detainees between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., excluding meal times, lockdowns, etc. 

Attorneys, members of the criminal justice system, and counselors who wish a contact visit with any inmate, must call and schedule that official visit in advance.

Consular Visits
Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time. When possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance by calling (719) 586-3002. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

Clergy Visits
Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Teller County Detention Center at any time. Arrangements must be made in advance with the chaplain.

Physical Address

Teller County Detention Center
288 County Road 29
Divide, CO 80814
United States

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General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (719) 687-7770
Field Office Main Phone: (720) 873-2899

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Teller County Detention Center
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
288 County Road 29
Divide, CO 80814
United States

When sending a detainee mail through the US Postal Service, you must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus your name and address. The staff at Teller County Detention Center does not read incoming detainee mail, but they do screen it for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees at Teller County Detention Center are not allowed to receive care packages. However, a detainee may receive items that are considered necessary for travel or release from agency custody with the approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. 

Before sending packages to detainees, please contact:

Case Deportation Officer at:
935 SH67 South
Florence, CO  81226

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed one small piece of luggage. This can be sent after receiving approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) are accepted.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee directly at Teller County Detention Center. However, if you need to leave an urgent message, you can call (719) 687-7770. The message should include the detainee's full name, their alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

You can send money to a detainee at Teller County Detention Center by mailing a money order or cashier's check directly to the detainee.

Teller County Detention Center
Detainee Name, A-Number
288 County Road 29
Divide, CO 80814
United States

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a detainee in ICE custody is placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Teller County Detention Center

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