SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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:
719-539-3648
Records Fax: 719-539-1077
Email: records@chaffeesheriff.org





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To those affected by the evacuations in the Salida area: If you are in need of retrieving medications or animals from your property within the evacuation zone, please call the Chaffee County Dispatch Center (719-539-2596) and they will assist you in coordinating with the Command Center to be escorted into the area. Livestock – including […]

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has now issued a mandatory evacuation order from County Road 104 East to County Road 101, including County Road 101 and Fremont County Road 49 (Bear Creek). Please evacuate to the Chaffee County Fairgrounds for accountability and information. Please evacuate now.

Our apologies, our website was down for a few hours. UPDATE 6:37AM Evacuation order from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office now includes: Methodist Mountain Estates, Boot Hill, Pinon Ridge Estate, Fawn Ridge Estates, Mountain Vista Village. These are the areas South of County Road 111 between County Road 104 and the west edge of Fawn […]

Chaffee County will enter Stage II Fire Restrictions Wednesday morning October 2, 2019 Stage II Fire Restrictions (from Chaffee County Ordinance Number 2006-02) Prohibits building, maintaining, or attending any “open fire” (see definition below) within Chaffee County.  The ordinance applies “throughout the unincorporated* areas of Chaffee County, including public and private lands. In addition, the following activities are specifically prohibited: • […]

****Update October 1, 2019****** The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for Chaffee County on Tuesday October 1, 2019 from noon until 7pm. Due to the Red Flag, no open fires will be allowed.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Chaffee County, for Monday September 30, 2019.  Due to the Red Flag, no open fires are allowed.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for Chaffee County on Sunday September 29th, 2019 from noon until 7pm. Due to the Red Flag, no open fires will be allowed.

Red Flag warnings are issued by the National Weather Service, during these times there should be no open burning.  They are issued due to current weather conditions and outlook and are usually several hours in a day and temporary.  Red Flag warnings are issued on a day by day basis, dependent on the weather, normally […]

Chaffee County is under a Red Flag warning from noon on September 20th until 8 pm.  No open fires are allowed.  

The smoke that seen over Methodist Mountain is from a fire near the Ox Cart Ranch in the San Luis Valley. The fire has been burning now for several days. There is no danger to Chaffee County at this time. The Forest Service is on scene and working the fire. You will be notified if the conditions change and […]