Chautauqua County Jail

The Chautauqua County Jail is an ICE detention center that houses both male and female detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This facility is located in Mayville, New York.

If you need information about an ICE detainee housed at the Chautauqua County Jail, call  (716) 843-7600 anytime between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. When you call, you should have the detainee's information ready, including their full name (first, last, and hyphenated), any known aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Chautauqua County Jail are Wednesday through Saturday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

General Rules

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID to visit with a detainee. Minor visitors must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age. Detainees may have no more than two visitors at once, including children.

Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the visiting room. If there is no adult to supervise the children, you will not be able to visit.

Visits may last up to one hour. When you enter the visiting room, you must take a seat. There will be no wandering around the room once seated. You must remain seated at all times with both feet on the floor.

No physical contact is allowed during the visit. However, you may briefly hug and kiss the detainee at the beginning and end of each visit.

Children must stay on the visitor side of the bench. Children are not permitted to sit on the divider or run around. If your child becomes disruptive (crying / screaming excessively), you may be asked to step out of the room.

Visitors may not bring anything into the visiting room. This includes food, candy, papers, and property. All visitors are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Anyone refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. 

Loud, profane, or abusive language will not be tolerated and will be grounds for terminating your visit.

If a visitor arrives more than 30 minutes late, the detainee will be taken back to their housing unit. If you arrive late, you will have to wait until the halftime of the visiting session to be allowed in the visiting room. However, the detainee will have the entire hour deducted from their visiting time.

Visitors who appear to be sick (coughing, etc.) may be denied visitation. Compliance with the visiting officer’s requests / orders is expected or the visit may be terminated for that day.

Dress Code

Visitors must wear clothing that would be deemed acceptable by public standards. Prohibited items include “overly revealing” shorts, T-shirts, mini skirts, etc.

Attorney Visits

Attorneys are authorized to visit their clients  seven days a week at any time. It is preferred if the attorney calls ahead of time to advise the facility of the visit.

Consular Visits

Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time. When possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance by calling  (716) 843-7600. All consular officials are advised to bring appropriate credentials. 

Clergy Visits

Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Chautauqua County Jail at any time. Arrangements must be made in advance through the chaplain's office.

Physical Address

Chautauqua County Jail
15 E. Chautauqua Street
Mayville, NY 14757
United States

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (716) 753-4328
Field Office Main Phone: (716) 843-7600

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Chautauqua County Jail
Detainee Name, Alien number
15 E. Chautauqua Street
Mayville, NY 14757
United States

When sending mail to a detainee, you must include the last four digits of their alien number, plus your name and address. The staff at Chautauqua County Jail does not read incoming detainee mail, but they do screen it for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees at Chautauqua County Jail are not allowed to receive care packages. However, a detainee may receive items that are considered necessary for travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. 

Before sending packages to detainees, contact the ICE Deportation Officer at (716) 843-7600 to find out where to mail the items to.

Detainees who are being removed from the United States may have one small piece of luggage. This can be sent after receiving approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) are accepted.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Chautauqua County Jail. However, you can call (716) 843-7600 if you need to leave an urgent message.

Your message will be given to the detainee. It should include the detainee's full name, their alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

To send money to a detainee at Chautauqua County Jail, mail a money order or cashier's check directly to the detainee. Do not send cash. 

The processing officer will deposit the money into the detainee's account and issue a receipt. Cashier’s checks and money orders must include the detainee’s full name and A-number.

Mail the cashier's check or money order to:

Chautauqua County Jail
Detainee Name, Alien number
15 E. Chautauqua Street
Mayville, NY 14757
United States

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a detainee in ICE custody is placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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