John Spezze, Sheriff
Andy Rohrich, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
Records Fax: 719-539-1077


The winds are predicted to continue, no open burning on Saturday April 23, 2022 thank you for your cooperation

High winds are once again in the forecast, so therefore, open burning will not be allowed on Friday April 22nd, Thank you

SALIDA, COLO – On Tuesday, April 19th, Linda Stanley, District Attorney for the 11th Judicial District, filed a motion to dismiss the pending charges against Barry Lee Morphew, including the First Degree Murder of Suzanne Morphew. The motion is a request to dismiss all charges without prejudice, which allows for the opportunity to refile charges […]

After conferring with local fire department administration, we will allow agricultural (ditch) burning between sunrise and 10am, on Wednesday and Thursday April 20th and 21st. All burns must be called in to Chaffee County Dispatch (719-539-2596) and must be completely extinguished by 10AM.  Thank you

Once again, we have high winds predicted this week.  There will be “no open burn days” on Monday and Tuesday, April 18th and 19th in unincorporated Chaffee County.

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Over the past several days the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has issued no burn orders for unincorporated Chaffee County and in doing so it has created some confusion as to whether there are long term fire restrictions in place. The simple answer is NO. Due to the continuing windy conditions we from […]

The National Weather Service is once again predicting strong sustained winds and higher gusts over 30 mph for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Based on this information NO burning will be allowed for these days and NO burn permits will be issued.

APRIL 12, 13, 14, 2022 April 12, 13 , and 14, 2022 are NO BURN DAYS. High winds are forecast for those days so no burning of any kind allowed!   APRIL 9, 10, 11, 2022 April 9, 10, and 11, 2022 are NO BURN DAYS. High winds are forecast for those days so no […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SALIDA POLICE DEPARTMENT Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 7, 2022 On April 6, 2022 the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Salida Police Department hosted a county wide traffic safety operation utilizing several agencies from throughout the 11th Judicial District. Members of the operation concentrated their efforts on Highways 285 and […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE February 8, 2022   On Tuesday, February 8th, at approximately 1109 hours, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a distress signal from a backcountry traveler advising of a snowmobile accident and an unconscious male in the Cottonwood Pass area.   Chaffee County Search and Rescue and Chaffee EMS […]