Sheriff's Services

Animal Shelter

The Grand County Animal Shelter promotes and protects public safety and animal care through sheltering, pet placement programs, education, and animal law enforcement. The Shelter’s purpose is to provide responsive, efficient, and high-quality animal care and control services that preserve and protect public and animal safety.

Learn more about the Animal Shelter

Concealed Handgun Permits

As directed by state statute, the Sheriff’s Office in each county is responsible for issuing concealed handgun permits to residents of that county. 

Learn more about obtaining Concealed Handgun Permits

Medication Drop Off

The community can drop off expired or unused medications safely and anonymously in the secure MedReturn Drug Collection Unit in the front lobby at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office 7 days a week, 24 hours day. Proper disposal of medications helps prevent substance abuse, drug addiction and water pollution.

Learn more about dropping off unused medication


Stay updated with Grand County emergency information and register your cell phone with the Emergency Notification System.

Learn more about the CodeRED® Emergency Notification System

Firearm Safety Kits & Gun Locks

The Sheriff's Office provides free firearms safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe,  the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed during normal business hours of operation, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office located at 670 Spring Street in Hot Sulphur Springs. 

Grand County Sheriff Makes Firearm Safety Kits Available Through Partnership with Project ChildSafe

No Trespassing Signs

Metal "No Trespassing" signs are available to the public for $25.00 each. These signs can be posted on personal property where the owner feels appropriate. Signs can be easily picked up at the Sheriff's Office at your convenience during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Cash, check and credit cards (with a service fee) are happily accepted.

Sheriff's Office "No Trespassing" Sign

VIN Inspections

VIN inspections can be performed by any Colorado law enforcement officer, the Sheriff's Office, or the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). All vehicles coming in from another state must have a VIN inspection performed prior to being titled and registered in Colorado.

Learn more about VIN Inspections