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Tompkins County Sheriff's Office
Public Safety Building
779 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Derek R. Osborne, Sheriff 
Business Office: (607) 257-1345

Non-Emergency Number:
(607) 272-2444 

Emergency Number:911
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Effective May 1st, 2016, visitation days are Tuesday and Saturday between the hours of 9:15 A.M. and 9:45 P.M. These visits will be allowed in one-hour blocks in either contact or non-contact visitation areas.  An inmate has the right to refuse any visit.  All new inmates have the right to a 20 minute non-contact initial visit within 24 hours of confinement unless regular visitation hours fall within that same period. 

9:15 AM-10:15 AM
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
1:15 PM-2:15 PM
3:30 PM-4:30PM
6:15 PM-7:15 PM
7:30 PM- 8:30 PM
8:45 PM- 9:45 PM
  • It is required that visitors contact the Corrections Division at 257-5316 and reserve a visiting time. The visiting room consists of 6 contact and 2 non-contact visits.  Calls will be taken on Sundays from 9:00am-2:00pm and 7:00pm-10:00pm. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 7:00pm-10:00pm. No reservations will be taken beyond the next available visiting day.  (Example:  Visitor can not call on a Monday to reserve a time for a Saturday visit.)
  • Visitors will be responsible for arriving to their visit on time. Visitors should arrive 15 minutes prior to their reserved time. Once the hour has commenced, no visitors will be allowed in. No split visits.
  • Properly identified persons shall mean a person who presents adequate proof as to his/her identity.
  •  Adequate proof shall consist of the following:
  1. Valid State Drivers License with photo and D.O.B.
  2. Current Passport
  3. Sheriff's ID with photo and D.O.B.
  4. Valid State issued Non-driver's I.D. with photo and D.O.B.
  • Commissary money (for inmate accounts) will be accepted from the public on Sunday’s between the hours of 7:30am and 10:30am and Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm. All other commissary money will be accepted using the Cashier Machine in the lobby that has been provided by the Commissary Vendor. People wishing to drop off money using the cash machine will need a valid driver’s license along with the inmate’s PIN number or must know the inmate’s name and date of birth. Officers will not give out this information.
  • In addition to a valid ID, visitors under the age of 18 years are required to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Proof required for the child will be a birth certificate and/or court documents.
  • Anyone who has been discharged from the facility will not be allowed to visit an inmate at this facility for a duration of 30 days.