Taos City Jail

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Updated on: January 31, 2021

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Location 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM, 87571
Official Website http://www.taosgov.com/publicsafety/your-safety.php

The Taos City Jail or also known as the Taos Sheriff’s Detention Facility opened its doors finally in April of 1999. When it finally opened it was equipped with the latest and greatest surveillance technology and security as well.

The Taos City Jail also provides a variety of services for a few Taos Judicial groups, as well as intaking all people who have been arrested by the following agencies:

  • Federal Agencies

  • State Agencies

  • New Mexico Highway Patrol

  • Taos Alternative Sentencing

  • State Probation and Parole

Taos City Jail — General Information

Facility Name Taos City Jail
Facility Type City Jail
Address 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM, 87571
Facility Type Adult
City Taos
Postal Code 87571
State New Mexico
County Taos County
Official Website http://www.taosgov.com/publicsafety/your-safety.php

Sending a Mail/Care Package

All mail that comes into the Taos City Jail will be hand delivered to the inmate from Monday through Friday minus holidays.

Now, all outgoing mail will also be collected daily. All general mail will be required to be a pre-stamped postcard where the inmate can purchase through the jail’s commissary. All legal mail can be written in letter form.

Sending Money

To send an inmate money, you will be required to use Smart Deposit. Smart Deposit is a service that will allow you to easily and efficiently send money to an inmate in just a few simple steps. You can send money over the internet, over the phone, or by using one of the kiosks.

Phone calls

All phone calls that an inmate will make will be monitored. These calls are limited by the correctional staff to 15-minutes daily to ensure that the other inmates have time to use the telephones as well.


Before you can visit an inmate in the Taos City Jail, you will need to make a visitation appointment. All appoints will be accepted on Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm.

You will need to be on the inmate’s approved visitor list to be allowed to visit an inmate. You should note that there will be no visits whatsoever when it comes to holidays.

All visits within the Taos City Jail will be monitored by staff. All visits are non-contact visits as well.

Visits will be limited to 15-minutes and will be held on Sundays. Inmates are only permitted to have one visit every calendar week.

Visiting Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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