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Where is a bond posted?

  • Cash bonds may be paid in person or remotely.  
  • A bond can be paid, in person, during regular business hours, at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office Records Lobby.
  • To pay a bond, in person, after hours, use the intercom available at the entrance to the Detentions Lobby.  
  • To learn how to pay bonds remotely by visiting our Remote Bond Payment page. 
Photograph of Bail bonds services concept. Judge gavel, handcuffs and money on wooden background.

How can a person bond out of jail?

Cash bond

  • Cash or certified funds can only be paid for this bond.
  • The full amount of the bond is given to Records personnel at the Sheriff's Office.
  • The payee will receive a receipt for the bond amount.
  • The return court date, if any, will be written on the receipt.
  • The inmate will have to sign the bond form and will also be given the return court date.
  • The cash bond will then be forwarded to the court.
  • The bond money is returnable to the payee when the case is closed.  
  • Returned bond money is only processed through the court. 

Surety bond

  • This bond can be processed through a bonding agent (bondsman).
  • Sheriff's Office personnel cannot answer any questions regarding bonding agents or what they charge to post a bond.

Property bond

Personal recognizance bond (PR)

  • This bond requires no money.
  • The inmate / defendant is required to sign a promise to appear in court.

Personal recognizance co-sign bond

  • This is a bond that an additional person must sign to show they will take responsibility if the inmate/defendant misses a court date.
  • Persons wishing to co-sign must qualify at the 21st Judicial District / Mesa County Court Clerk’s Office located at the Mesa County Justice Center.
  • The court clerk will fill out the paperwork.
  • The co-signer must bring that paperwork to the Sheriff's Office.
  • This bond can also be posted by a bonding agent or paid in cash.

How can a bond be revoked?

  • The person wishing to revoke a bond is responsible for bringing the defendant to the Mesa County Detention Facility before the bond can be revoked.
  • A person must be physically confined in the jail before a bond revocation can be completed.
  • When a person is brought in, the individual must be physically present in the secure area of the jail before the revocation can be signed.
  • A bonding agent can walk a fugitive into the release area of the jail and Booking personnel will process the bond revocation.
  • All other individuals must bring the defendant to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office Detention Lobby.
  • Sheriff’s Office personnel will provide a Bond Revocation Form to be filled out by the person who posted the bond while the defendant is remanded into custody.

Bond rights

Read more about Legal Rights related to Posting Money Bond, Pursuant to Section 16-4-102, C.R.S.

Jail Bonds - Legal Rights Related to Posting Money Bond Pursuant to Section 16-4-102 C.R.S.

Bond hearings generally must be held within 48 hours of booking, as specified under C.R.S. 16-4-102. 

Jail Bonds - Initial Bond Setting by Judge

Read the Inmate Right to Bail Policy.

Jail Bonds - Inmate Right to Bail Policy

Read the Certificate of Compliance.

Jail Bonds - Certificate of Compliance