Seneca County Jail

The Seneca 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 Tiffin, Ohio.

If you need information about a detainee who is housed at Seneca County Jail, call (216) 535-0368 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Be sure to have the detainee's information ready when you call, including their full name (first, last, and hyphenated), known aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Seneca County Jail are every Sunday.

Males: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Females: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

General Rules

All adult visitors must have a valid, government-issued photo ID to visit with a detainee. Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older).

For adequate time to process through security, all visitors must arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.

Visits are non-contact. All visitors (adult and minors) are subject to search. This includes a pat-down search of their person, a metal scan, and inspection of belongings. Anyone who refuses to be searched will not be allowed to visit.

No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility. Please keep these items in your vehicle.

Visitors are not allowed to pass any items to detainees, and they are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Attorney Visits
Attorneys and paralegals may visit detainees Monday through Saturday between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm. 

Consular Visits
Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time, seven days a week. Whenever possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance of the visit. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

You may call the ICE Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer in charge of Seneca County Jail at (216) 535-0368.

Clergy Visits
Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Seneca County Jail at any time. However, arrangements must be made in advance with the Chaplain’s Office.

Physical Address

Seneca County Jail
3040 South State Route 100
Tiffin, OH 44883
United States

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (419) 448-5074
Field Office Main Phone: (313) 568-6049

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

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Seneca County Jail
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
3040 South State Route 100
Tiffin, OH 44883
United States

All mail sent to detainees must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus the sender’s name and address. The staff at Seneca County Jail does not read detainee mail, but they do screen for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees are not allowed to receive care packages. However, they may receive items that are necessary for travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer.  Before sending a package, contact the Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer at:

Cleveland ERO Office
(216) 535-0368
1240 E. 9th Street
Cleveland, OH, 44199

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed to have one small piece of luggage. You can send the luggage and travel items after getting approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) are not allowed.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Seneca County Jail, but if you need to contact a detainee, you can call (419) 448-5074 and leave a message.

Your message will be given to the detainee, but it must include their full name, alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

To send money to a detainee at Seneca County Jail, you can mail a check or money order directly to the facility. Do not send cash.

Mail the check or money order to:
Seneca County Jail
Detainee Name/Alien Number
3040 South State Route 100
Tiffin, OH 44883
United States

When a detainee receives money in the mail, a mailroom officer takes it to the processing area and puts it into their account. The processing officer will provide a receipt for all funds received. 

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a person has been taken into ICE custody and 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.”

Programs For Inmates

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