The Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. We are closed on legal holidays recognized by Douglas County.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Warrants Section
4000 Justice Way, Suite 2213
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Use this link for directions and a map to our facility
Arrest warrants are court orders mandating law enforcement officers to arrest and bring before the court the person who is the subject of the warrant. The Warrants Section of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for serving arrest warrants issued by the Douglas County Courts. Arrest warrants can be the result of a criminal investigation conducted by a law enforcement agency or task force operating in Douglas County, a defendant’s failure to appear at a court proceeding, or a defendant’s non-compliance with imposed court conditions. Deputies serving in the Warrants Section are specially commissioned by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to make arrests anywhere in the state of Colorado.
Warrant Service on Adults
After an arrest warrant is served (after a person is arrested on a warrant), the arrestee will, in most cases, be transported to the Douglas County Detention Facility to complete the booking process. After the booking process has been completed, and if the court has deemed it appropriate to allow the arrestee to post a bond, the arrestee is then allowed to post a bond. A bond is monetary or property collateral held by the courts to encourage the arrestee to complete the court process. If the arrestee does not comply with the conditions of their bond, the collateral may be retained by the courts.
Warrant Service on Juveniles
Arrest procedures are the same for juveniles, except that juveniles, in most cases, will be transported to the 18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center, which is located at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, 7375 South Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado.
A bond can be posted for an arrestee at the Douglas County Detention Facility. Use this link for information on bonding procedures.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office participates in the Violent Offender Task Force (V.O.T.F), which is a multi-agency task force of the U.S. Marshals Service. V.O.T.F. focuses its investigative efforts on locating fugitives who have outstanding felony warrants for drug offenses or violent crimes.
V.O.T.F. is presently comprised of investigators from the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Aurora Police Department, Colorado Department of Corrections, Denver Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, and the United States Marshals Service.
The head of each participating agency, or their designee, acts as a member of the supervising Board of Directors. The Board meets quarterly to review the recent activity of the unit and address issues that affect the operation of the Task Force.
V.O.T.F. also produces the Colorado 20 Most Wanted list, which is an effort to solicit information from the public on fugitives with a Colorado connection.
The most common arrest warrants issued by the courts are “Failure to Appear” warrants, primarily for missed traffic court dates. These are easily resolved by coming to the Douglas County Justice Center located at 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock and bringing all relevant paperwork. The issue must be resolved in person. Check in at the First Appearance Center (F.A.C.) located on the main level of the court facility. The court clerks will attempt to obtain a hearing time with a judge to resolve the warrant. Arriving at the F.A.C. by 8:00 a.m. will increase your chances of being seen by a judge that day. The F.A.C. will not set hearing times by phone.
Warrant Tip Line
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office requests your assistance in locating subjects with outstanding arrest warrants. Information received will be handled in strict confidence.
The Warrant Tip Line phone number is 303-660-7574. You can also reach a warrant specialist during business hours by calling 303-660-7577. Douglas County Sheriff’s Dispatch can be reached at 303-660-7500, or in an emergency by dialing 9-1-1.