Bonding Information

Posting Bond for Release:

 

BONDING INFORMATION: Your bond amount is set by the judge and not the jail.  It is possible you may be held on a “No Bond” hold until your first appearance and advisement in front of the judge.  This is also the decision of the courts and not the arresting deputy/officer or the jail.  The purpose of a bond is to assure your appearance in court.  Bond types are as follows:

 

CASH BOND: Requires the full amount of bond in cash, which will be returned when all subsequent court appearances are attended and completed.

 

PROPERTY BOND: The equity in real property may be used to post a Property Bond.  Property bonds must be approved and posted at the Court Clerk’s office during regular court hours 9am to 4pm.  The Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office cannot assist you with this type of bond.

 

SURETY BOND: Bond may be posted through the services of a state licensed bondsman of your choice.  The bondsman may require a co-signer and/or collateral to secure the bond.  Staff members cannot recommend a bondsman.

 

PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE BOND: The judge may grant a personal recognizance (PR) bond.  A PR bond is a signature bond that involves no money or property as long as you appear at all future court dates.  You will be released on your own signature, which acts as your promise to appear in court.

 

PR BOND WITH CO-SIGNER: The judge may also grant a PR bond with a co-signer.  You must find someone willing to sign your bond who meets the co-signer requirements.  You and your co-signer are responsible for the amount of the bond.

 

BOND FEE: The Gilpin County Jail charges a $10.00 fee for processing a bond.  This fee is charged for every Bond completed and processed by detentions staff.

 

Posting Bonds and House Bill 21-1280 compliance:  The Gilpin County jail processes bonds 24 hours a day.

 

 

LEGAL RIGHTS RELATED TO POSTING MONEY BOND PURSUANT TO SECTION 16-4-102, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES

 

          1. 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 BOND AMOUNT IN ORDER TO SECURE RELEASE.

 

          2. 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.

 

           3. 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.

 

          4. A SHERIFF MUST RELEASE A DEFENDANT WITHIN SIX HOURS AFTER A PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE BOND IS SET AND THE DEFENDANT HAS RETURNED TO JAIL OR WITHIN SIX 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 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 24 HOURS IF NECESSARY TO ENSURE A DEFENDANT IS FITTED WITH REQUIRED ELECTRONIC MONITORING.

 

          5. 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.

 

          6. 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.

 

HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT ABOUT VIOLATIONS OF SUBSECTIONS (2)(i)(I) AND (2)(i)(II) OF HOUSE BILL 21-1280.

 

The Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office will receive and investigate all complaints and alleged violations of House Bill 21-1280.Staff are trained to receive complaints from various sources;

 

  1. Persons posting bond or assisting with the bonding process may file a verbal complaint to jail staff by the jail/lobby intercom system at any time

  2. Persons posting bond or assisting with the bonding process may file a verbal complaint to the sheriff’s office staff by speaking with administration persons at the Sheriff’s Office courtesy window in the lobby area of the justice center.

  3. Persons posting bond or assisting with the bonding process may file a written complaint by referring to the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office website.  Start by clicking the “more” tab on the home page and selecting “Community Information link.” This will take you to the “For Our Citizens Page.”  Next select the “Staff Complaint Form” link.  Please read the Complaint Instructions and select the appropriate action that fits your situation or circumstances.

  4. Persons posting bond or assisting with the bonding process may file a verbal complaint by telephone to (303)515-4323 or email gcsocomment@gilpincounty.org

                     

Getting released from jail on bond other than Personal Recognizance.

 

  1. Persons in custody wishing to post a self-cash bond can notify detentions staff that they wish to use their inmate account funds to post bond if they have enough money in the account to cover the bond amount.

  2. Persons who wish to assist someone in jail who does not have enough money on their inmate account to post a self-cash bond may deposit funds using JAILATM.com or the money kiosk located in the Sheriff’s Office lobby area.

  3. Persons who want to post a surety bond for a defendant located at the Gilpin County Jail may report to the Sheriff’s office lobby area where detentions staff will perform the process. 

 

 When processing bonds and financial transactions its important to have proper identification and correct money amounts.  Detentions staff do not have the ability to always make change when processing financial transactions.   

 

It is recommended you call the Gilpin County Jail at (303) 582-3576 to inquire and receive current bonding information for the defendant you wish to have released on bond.

 

Starting November 1, 2021, the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office will have access to pay bonds online without the need for the payor to go to the jail in person to pay a bond.  Details on the procedure for this new service will be updated on the website prior to November 1, 2021.