Tacoma Northwest Detention Center

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    Start by searching for your loved one to see where they are being held. When searching by name, the detainee's first and last names are required and must be an exact match and select the detainee's country of birth.

      SEARCH FOR A DETAINEE NOW BY A-NUMBER

      Search by the detainee's A-Number, which must be exactly nine digits long. If the A-Number has fewer than nine digits, please add zeros at the beginning. You are also required to select the detainee's correct country of birth.

      Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, Washington

      ICE Detention Facility

      Seattle Field Office
      1623 E J Street, Suite 2
      Tacoma, WA, 98421-1615
      Field Office Director: Nathalie Asher
      Assistant Field Office Director (Detention): Drew Bostock
      Facility Main Telephone Line: (253) 779-6000
      Field Office Main Telephone Line: (206) 835-0650

      Contact Information

      If you would like to get information on a detainee at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, please call (253) 779-6000 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

      • Please have the following detainee information available:
      • First name
      • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
      • Any aliases the detainee might use
      • Date of birth
      • Country of birth

      Visitor Information

      Visitation hours at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center are structured with strict check in times:

      Normal visiting days – CHECK IN TIMES

      • Thursday – Monday
        • 7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
        • 12:30 PM – 2:45 PM
        • 5:30 PM – 8:15 PM

      You must arrive within the posted check in times or your visiting time will be cut short.

      Visiting times are as follows: Even Number Days

      • Level 1, 2 (Low-Blue, Medium-low-green, Medium-high-orange classifications)
        • 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
      • Level 3 (High-red classification)
        • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
        • 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM

      Odd Number Days

      • Level 3 (High-red classification)
        • 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
      • Level 1, 2 (Low-Blue, Medium-low-green, Medium-high-orange classifications)
        • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
        • 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM

      Visits will last 60 minutes. All visitors must show a valid ID. There is a dress code which must be followed by both female and male visitors. Attorneys are allowed to visit their clients daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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      ICE ERO facilities where you can post a bond.

      Call now to bond out an ICE detainee: (844) 910-2342

      Immigration Bond Information

      for the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center

      Delivery bonds (i.e., immigration bonds) can be posted in-person directly at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center. Immigration bonds can be posted Monday-Friday (except holidays) at this facility from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

      To post an immigration bond for someone detained, you must have a money order, cashier’s check or certified check. If the bond amount exceeds $10,000 and over, you can only pay by single cashier’s check or a certified check. All payments should be made to the “US Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

      If you do not want to post the bond in-person yourself, you can also have a licensed immigration bond agent post the bond for you. For a small fee, ranging from 2% – 10%, an agent can post the bond for you electronically, so that you do not have to travel to the ICE-ERO facility. This process is typically faster and easier than posting a bond yourself.

        SEARCH FOR A DETAINEE

        When searching by name, a detainee's first and last names are required and must be an exact match and select the detainee's country of birth.

        Frequently asked questions about the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center

        Does the facility have public parking?

        Yes. If you know someone who is detained at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington and you would like to visit them, there is public parking available on J Street in front of the facility.

        Can I post a bond for someone who is detained here?

        If a bond has been set then yes, you may bond someone out who is being detained at this facility. See the next question below, regarding the various locations where bonds can be processed.

        If I am bonding someone out of the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, do I post the bond there or do I post the bond in another location?

        The Tacoma Northwest Detention Center is an ICE-ERO facility, which means that you can post an immigration bond at that facility. The Tacoma Northwest Detention Center is located at 1623 East J Street, Tacoma, WA 98421. The number there is (253) 779-6000 x 14.

        Contact Us

        If you want immediate help locating an ICE detainee, fill out our form and someone will get back to you ASAP.

          IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BOND OUT SOMEONE WHO IS IN ICE CUSTODY, PLEASE CONTACT (844) 910-2342.

          How to get information on an ICE detainee

          If you would like to get information on a detainee, please call the Field Office Main Telephone Number, (703) 285-6200.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • First name
          • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
          • Any aliases the detainee might use
          • Date of birth
          • Country of birth

          If you would like to get in touch with a defendant/detainee, please call the facility’s main number, (434) 395-8114.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • Full name
          • Alien Registration Number (A Number)
          • Your name and telephone number

          Washington ICE Detention Facilities

          Not every ICE detention facility allows you to post an immigration bond in Washington. If you would like to post an immigration bond it must be done at an ICE-ERO facility that accepts immigration bonds.

          You can post an immigration bond through a licensed immigration bonding agent. That agent can post a bond for you electronically for any detention facility in Washington and around the US.

          Video transcript: An Alien Registration number (also referred to as A-Number) is a unique identification number assigned to a non-citizen. It can be a seven-, eight- or nine-digit number. Each immigrant receives an A-Number from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). This number is extremely important as it is required on all immigration documents and paperwork.

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