Social Security Offices in Tacoma, Washington

Social Security Offices in Tacoma, Washington

There are 1 social security offices located in Tacoma. Social Security offices are currently closed due to COVID-19, with appointments only being made for pressing cases. This page provides information on how to get the Social Security information you need without risking your health, along with office hours, location, phone number, pictures, driving instructions and reviews.

Selected Social Security Office in Tacoma

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 2608 S 47th St, suite a, Tacoma, WA - 98409

Social Security Office Pictures

Social Security Office Phone Number

(888) 487-9229

Social Security Office Hours With Most/Least Crowded Times

As of March 17, this office will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The office is still accepting mail and online applications.


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 11am and least crowded at 4pm


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 2pm and least crowded at 4pm


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 11am and least crowded at 4pm


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 2pm and least crowded at 4pm


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 11am and least crowded at 1pm




"No one truly wants to go to to the social security office, let's be honest. But, the last few times I have had to go in it has been a pretty pleasant experience. Both times were for a replacement social security card and then to change my name after getting married. The security officers are unbelievably helpful and helped direct me on applications to fill out and advised on wait times. When the wait times were exceeding 2 hours, the supervisor asked who was there to turn in applications for cards, name changes ect. A lot of us raised our hands and he took us all back, grabbed the applications, marriage licenses and IDs and he eliminated about a third of the people waiting which allowed the windows to focus on more tine consuming customers and drastically lower wait times. Very attentive and courteous people. I have to say, I don't cringe needing to go in there. Nice job!"
Julia DeCoteau - February, 2020
"Didn't have to wait long but whatever you do DON'T TAKE PICS ?"
J.R. McKenzie - January, 2019
"Parking is super small and hard to find. I waited for a new social card from 11:50am-1:40pm. The lady that helped me was amazing and helped get me taken care of."
Austine King - February, 2020
"First they have no contingency for sick outs. They lack common courtesy. To a room over fifty “customers” who have been waiting for at least 2 hrs the supervisor, Perry, told them that he himself wouldn’t wait and that if you did it’s on you and not the office’s problem. When challenged over the under staffing he responded “have you worked for the government” and the clerk ( not ) helping me told me to “ write” my Congress person. These people are shameful in how they treat their clients, and they don’t have to listen or satisfy basic decency because they don’t have to, and they have law enforcement to escort you out of the office if you complain."
James Peterson - January, 2020
"Lots of parking!!!"
JennJenn - February, 2019

Navigating the Social Security Office during COVID-19

Today, applying for Social Security benefits or a card can usually be handled online or by phone, without needing to make an appointment at your local Social Security office. We break down the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions around navigating Social Security from home.

Which Social Security benefits am I eligible for?

Your Social Security income is made up of 3 potential benefits. Your earned benefit, your spousal benefit and your survivor benefit. The eligibility for each of these benefits depends on a number of factors including your income, marital status, and length of marriage.
Find out the benefits you are eligible for and what your income with our 2-minute quiz.
Calculate My Benefits

How do I apply for Social Security benefits?

For most people applying for benefits, you can apply online or over the phone, and skip going to the office altogether. Use a checklist to ensure you have all the information and documentation you need to apply.
SS Checklist

How do I report a death?

Funeral homes typically handle reporting of a death to the SSA. However, you will need to provide the funeral home with the deceased’s Social Security number for them to do so. Note that deaths cannot be reported online. If you want to report the person’s death yourself, call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also visit your local Social Security office in person.
Our guide on Social Security survivors benefits helps to navigate your options in order to make the most of what you are owed after a death.
Guide to Survivor Benefits

How do I replace my Social Security card

If your Social Security card is lost or stolen, you can get a replacement card free of charge. Log into—or create an account on — My Social Security, and you can apply directly there. However, you will need to provide original documentation in order to create an account. Our guide explains what you need to replace the card.
Replacing My SS Card

What should I do if I get a call from a potential Social Security scammer?

Scam calls from Social Security have increased, particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These fraudsters might claim there is a problem with your Social Security account, benefits, or number. They will often solicit or demand some form of payment in exchange for resolving the problem.
If you receive a questionable call, hang up and immediately report the call directly to the Office of the Social Security Inspector General. As new scams emerge every day, it’s critical to stay informed of the latest scams in order to keep yourself and your finances safe online.
Protect Against SS Scams
Tips for Your Visit
Confirm the need to go to a physical office
Read the summary above to see if you need to go in to the office. If you are looking to get answers to questions but don’t need the office, check our FAQ.
Make an appointment!
During COVID, SS offices are not allowing walk-in traffic. Call the SSA number to the right during offices hours (7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday).
Bring your documents
You may need documents like your US passport, US birth certificate, Social Security card, divorce decree or others. See our checklist for full details depending on your situation.