Vehicles parked on the street that are not properly registered and appear inoperable may be considered abandoned. Abandoned vehicles can be “red-tagged.” If a tagged vehicle is not moved within 72 hours, it may be towed. Local police departments handle abandoned vehicles in their city limits. State patrol handles abandoned vehicles in unincorporated areas of the county. Abandoned vehicles on private property are the responsibility of the property owner, or you may contact Code Enforcement about possible code violations at 244-1593.
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Medications may be disposed at the following locations:
The hazardous waste disposal facility at the Mesa County Landfill will accept prescriptions medications. They do not take controlled substances, however, you can buy an envelope for $5.00 from them that is prepaid and you can send off your controlled substances that way. They are open Thursday – Saturday 0800-1630.
You can also go to http://takemedsseriously.org/safe-disposal/disposal-options/ to find a drop off location and see when drug take back events are going on.
You can also check the DEA website at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal for any updated information.
Firearms can be disposed of at the Mesa County Landfill (3071 US Hwy 50, (970)256-9543) for a minimum fee of $5.00. Citizens can also contact Van Gundy’s (645 4th Ave, (970)242-9500) if they would like to turn the firearm over to them to be scrapped.
To dispose of unwanted ammunition, contact the Mesa County Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility. They are located at 3071 US Hwy 50, and their phone number is (970)256-9543. They will accept ammunition up to 50 calibers, as well at Class C fireworks. Drop off is free to the public. Residents may drop off Thursday through Saturday, from 8:00 to 4:30, excluding County holidays. Businesses are required to make an appointment in advance.
Colorado Fingerprinting at 833-224-2227 or IdentiGO (located in Battlement Mesa) at 844-539-5539 to make an appointment.
Protection orders/restraining orders are handled by the Court. Contact 970-257-3640 for more information.
If you are a victim of Domestic Violence, Colorado Legal Services may assist you in obtaining a protection order. For more information contact 970-243-7940.
If there is any suspect information, such as the name of the caller or business, or the caller’s phone number, contact the Grand Junction Police Department (242-6707). Even if you have no suspect information, you may still contact the Police Department and speak with an officer. However, typically nothing can be done if you have no information and you have not suffered a loss. You can also go to www.IC3.gov, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, and file your report there. You can protect yourself from possible future scams by asking the caller for their name and phone number and asking them to send you additional information in the mail. Never give out information such as your social security number, credit card numbers, or bank account numbers to solicitors. To minimize telephone solicitations, you might want to consider signing up on the National No-Call List. You can sign up on-line at www.donotcall.gov, or by phone at 1-888-382-1222.
VIN inspections are completed by appointment only on Wednesdays by calling the Records Department at 970-549-5000. We charge $5 for VINS completed at the PD or $10 if we go to your location.
Before we schedule your VIN inspection you must meet the following criteria:
Car Dealerships may also complete VIN inspections for a fee. Contact the individual dealership for days/times and fees.
A certified VIN inspection is required when there is no title or registration on the vehicle. Certified VIN inspections are provided by the Colorado State Patrol and they can be reached at 970-858-2250.
The cameras in Grand Junction are for observing traffic flow only. They do not record.
Police Auctions are handled by The Auction Team. You can visit their website at https://www.theauctionteam.com/. You may also call General Services with the City of Grand Junction at (970)244-1433.
The Mesa County Detention Facility is managed by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Information regarding persons in custody can be found on their website, or by calling 970-244-3930.