(970) 244-3500

Records Lobby

215 Rice Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 244-3500

Records Lobby Hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday excluding holidays.

After hours, visit the Detention Lobby for instructions.


Please bring cash, check or money order to pay fees. Credit cards are accepted with an additional fee.

Learn more about how to request a copy of a report or criminal justice record.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has modified operations as a precaution due to COVID-19. 

Click Here for the latest information about operational changes  


The Records Unit is the support staff for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. They strive to fulfill the mission of the Sheriff's Office on a daily basis by partnering with citizens to enhance the quality of life in Mesa County by anticipating, identifying, and resolving public safety concerns.


Records is responsible for the processing, maintaining, archiving, retrieving and releasing of information and copies of reports in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines. The unit handles public and criminal fingerprinting, arrest records, case reports, background checks, and concealed handgun permits. The Records Unit is also responsible for processing and accepting payment for Mesa County Code tickets, warrants, as well as completing bonds for individuals. 


Due to the physical contact involved in the fingerprinting process, a non-medical cloth mask or face covering must be worn as a precaution due to COVID-19.  You will also be asked to wash your hands as part of the normal fingerprinting process.

Due to changes in Colorado legislation, the Mesa County Sheriff’s office will no longer provide fingerprint services for non-criminal submissions to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).


Non-criminal fingerprinting
(Excluding fingerprints required by the Sheriff’s Office)

  • Services are available through a CBI approved vendor.
  • To schedule an appointment visit CBI's website. 
  • No walk-in appointments are available.

Criminal fingerprinting 

Services are provided Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Records Lobby located at 215 Rice Street in Grand Junction. There is a $5.00 charge per card. This includes non-criminal fingerprints required by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Court-ordered photos and fingerprints can be obtained at the Records Lobby and Mesa County Courthouse.


Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspections

The Sheriff's Office provides off-site VIN inspections only. The cost is $20.00.  Requests for off-site VIN inspections can be made in person at the Records Lobby.

For a certified VIN inspection, contact the Colorado State Patrol at (970) 858-2250.

If you need a VIN inspection for the DMV, the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder's Office does them on-site.


Stolen Vehicle Check by VIN

Check a vehicle's VIN information before you make a purchase.  Information will be compared with vehicles currently reported stolen in the Colorado Crime Information Center stolen vehicle file through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.


Background Checks

Requests for background checks can be made at any time in person at the Records Counter. Background Checks consist of arrest records from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office ONLY.  

You will need a picture ID and completed request form

The charge is $2.00. These requests are generally processed while you wait.


All bonds must be posted at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office with the exception of a property bond. This process must be started at the Court Clerk’s Office located at the Mesa County Justice Center and is completed at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. Learn more about how to: Post a Bond, and Revoke a Bond.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office releases records in accordance with the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, C.R.S. 24-72-301 and the Colorado Open Records Act, C.R.S. 24-72-201 as it applies to the public records that may exist. Learn more about how to request a copy of a report.  

Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP)  Applications must be submitted in person, (new and renewal) to the county sheriff’s office where you reside, own property or own a business. Applications are accepted Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Learn more about how to apply for a new or renew your CHP.

Background Check $2.00

Bond Processing Fees $10.00 (per bond)

Case/Incident Reports (up to 4 pages) $2.00 ($0.25 ea. add’l page)

Research and Retrieval Fee – $30.00 per hour for extensive data/record searches and redaction of confidential data under law. C.R.S. 24-72-205 (6)(a)

No charge for the first hour of time expended on research and retrieval.

Tapes/DVD/CD Copies $6.00 per disk

Concealed Handgun Permit App. $102.50

Concealed Handgun Permit Renewal $48.00

Concealed Handgun Late Fees $15.00

Fingerprints $5.00 per card

Mug Shots $2.00 / $3.00

($2.00 black & white / $3.00 color)

Vehicle Inspections – Off Site $20.00

Sex Offender Registration – Initial  $75.00

Sex Offender Registration – Annual  $25.00


For any other service fees not mentioned here, please contact a Records employee at (970) 244-3500.

*Please Note: The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office accepts all major credit cards. An additional fee will apply.