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Pierce County Jail, WA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: January 14, 2024
253-798-4590, 253-798-4668
910 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA, 98402
Pierce County Jail

The Pierce County Jail is located in Tacoma, Washington. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the facility. 

The inmates that are behind bars are convicted with offenses between Class “C” misdemeanor all the way to capital murder in the Pierce County Jail. 

Inmates in the Pierce County Jail are waiting to appear in court, waiting for their day in court or waiting to be transferred to a federal or state prison. 

How to Find Someone in Pierce County Jail

Finding out a loved one is in prison is devastating. But do not worry it's a piece of cake to do inmate search to find them. 

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Pierce County Jail. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all inmates currently in their custody is a big responsibility. That is what the Pierce County Sheriff's department does.

These records are available to the general public by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. By going to this website you can find the Pierce County Jail inmate search Pierce County​ Sheriff’s Department official website.

This database can be searched by the list of information below:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Booking Number
  • Case Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Sex

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

At the Pierce County Jail inmates can receive written letters from their friends and family. For safety reasons, all letters will be examined by jail staff upon arrival. The jail staff will pass the mail to the correct inmates after the letters are checked..

There are some things that inmates aren't allowed to receive so make sure you don't send any of these things. Here is a list of things inmates are not allowed to receive:

  • Confetti
  • Envelopes
  • Gang Related Items
  • Glitter
  • Lip Gloss, Lip Stick, Chapstick
  • Pencils
  • Pens 
  • Perfume
  • Plastic
  • Polaroids
  • Stamps
  • Metal
  • Music Cards
  • Ribbons
  • String
  • Writing Paper

Inmates can receive paperback books, magazines, and newspapers. These items are required to be sent directly to the jail from the publisher or bookstore.  All books must be paperback and new. All used and hardcover books are not allowed. If a hardcover or used book is sent, it will be sent back to the sender. 

The Pierce County Jail mailing address is listed below:

Inmate Full Name, Inmate Number
Inmate Housing Unit
910 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA, 98402

Sending Money

Pierce County Jail the inmates will need money, so they make phone calls to loved ones and buy items in the commissary. Using the barcode on their armbands inmates have access to their funds

You will need an inmate's name and their booking number to make a deposit in their account. There is a kiosk in the jail lobby you can use. There are a couple of ways to deposit money online from the comfort of your own home. First is There is a $5 fee with that one. Then there is The fee for that one is $2.95. You can also make a deposit by calling 1-866-345-1884. The fee for that one is $3.95

Phone calls

For their phone service the Pierce County Jail contracts with Securus Technologies. You will need to create an account by logging on to the Securus Technologies official website. That is where you will see the options for depositing money into the inmate’s phone account and you will be able to see the fees there as well.

15-minute phone calls is what the inmates are allowed. Three-way calls, call waiting, call forwarding and other calling features are not permitted for the inmates. The call will be terminated immediately If an inmate found using these features. 

All calls are monitored or recorded.


Pierce County Jail inmates don't have access to the internet or any other electronic messaging systems to communicate with friends and family. You will need to send them a written letter to the address above if you would like to stay in touch with an inmate at the Pierce County Jail.

Visiting Rules

You will receive a visitor slip, that you will fill out when you arrive to the Pierce County Jail. The inmate’s booking number and their tank location will be on the slip.

Before you will be taken back to the visitation area you will go through the metal detector. You are not allowed to bring any personal belongings with you to the jail so make sure you leave everything in you car.

However you will need a photo identification card to visit an inmate so make sure you take that with you. You can use a state identification card, your drivers license or your U.S. passport 

Here are the visitation days below:​

Monday and Thursday: Inmates with last names A-L. (Children under age of 17 are NOT permitted)
Tuesday and Friday: Inmates with last names M-Z (Children under age of 17 are NOT permitted)
Saturday and Sunday: Open visitation - all children may visit.

Pierce County Sheriffs Department - Mountain Detachment

Address: 40407 Eatonville Cutoff Road East, Eatonville, Washington, 98328
Phone: 253-798-4963

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Pierce County Jail
910 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA, 98402

Pierce County Jail Information

Jail Name Pierce County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 910 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA, 98402
Phone 253-798-4590, 253-798-4668
City Tacoma
Postal Code 98402
State Washington
County Pierce County
Jail Webpage website

Visitation Hours

Sunday 8:00 AM to 9:15 PM
Monday 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Tuesday 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Wednesday 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Friday 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM

How Often Can I Visit?

In the Pierce County Jail inmates are allowed 2 visitors per calendar week.

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