A bond, designed to ensure an individual's appearance in court, is set according to a court-approved schedule. The amount of the bond is what it will take to release an individual from jail.
To determine an inmate's bond type and amount please call 303-271-5444 or visit the Inmate Lookup page. For information on the return of bond funds contact the Jefferson County Courts at 720-772-2500.
NOTE: Once funds are deposited on an inmate’s account, the funds become the property of the inmate. No money is returned to the depositor unless the funds are released to an individual by the inmate.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office charges a $10 filing fee (cash only) for each bond.
In addition, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office charges a $30 booking fee.
Credit Card Bond
Credit cards may be used to pay for a bail bond any of the following ways:
TouchPay Kiosk: Located in the Jail Lobby
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-232-1899
- Online: www.TouchPayDirect.com
- When asked for the Site ID use 280401
The charge will appear on your credit card/checking statement as INMATE PAYMENT.
Most funds are available immediately, however, depending on your bank, some funds may take up to 24 hours to become available. Fees do apply.
These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Requires the full amount of bond in cashier’s check (made payable to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office), or cash, which the court will return once court appearances are completed.
Bond may be posted through the service of any state-licensed bondsman, who may require a co-signer and/or collateral to secure the bond. Staff members will not recommend a bondsman.
Personal Recognizance Bond
The judge may grant a personal recognizance (PR) bond. This is a signature bond involving no money or property as long as the individual appears at all future court dates. Individuals will be released on their own signature, which acts as a promise to appear in court.
PR Bond with Co-signer
The judge may also grant a PR bond with a co-signer. The individual must find someone who meets the co-signer requirements and who is willing to sign the bond. The individual and the co-signer are responsible for the amount of money for the bond.
Legal Rights Related to Posted Money Bond
(Pursuant to C.R.S. 16-4-102)
- Bond fees, booking fees, and other fees or debts never need to be paid to secure a person's release on money bond. A payor need only pay the amount in order to secure release.
- While never a basis to hold a defendant in jail, the following fees are chargeable as a debt to the defendant after release if the payor chooses not to pay the fees at the time of bonding: A $10 bond fee; and a maximum 3.5% credit card payment fee. No other bond-related fees may be charged at any time, including any kiosk fees or fees for payment by cash, check, or money order.
- Bond payments are to be made out to the holding County and are never to be made out in the name of the incarcerated person.
- A sheriff must release a defendant within six (6) hours after a personal recognizance bond is set and the defendant has returned to jail; or within six (6) hours after a cash bond has been set and the defendant has returned to jail and the defendant or surety notified the jail that bond is prepared to be posted unless extraordinary circumstances exist. In the event of a delay of more than six (6) hours, a surety and the defendant have a right to know what, if any, extraordinary circumstance is causing the delay. Supervisory conditions of release do not justify a delay in release; except that a sheriff may hold a defendant for up to twenty-four (24) hours, if necessary, to ensure a defendant is fitted with required electronic monitoring.
- Anyone who posts a money bond has the right to receive a copy of the bond paperwork, including documentation of the next upcoming court date.
- A surety may never be asked to use posted bond money to pay a defendant’s debts. Only when defendants have posted their own money bond may they be asked if they would like to voluntarily relinquish bond money to pay their debts. Relinquishment of bond money by a defendant to pay a debt is never required and is entirely a voluntary choice by the defendant.
- Complaints regarding alleged violations of these legal rights should be directed to the Administrative Investigations Unit.