Tacoma, WA is currently using one area code which is area code 253. Area Code 253 was created from a split of area code 206 and put into service on April 17, 1997.
In addition to Tacoma, WA area code 253 serves the southern suburbs of Seattle including the larger communities of Auburn, East Hill-Meridian(CDP), Federal Way, Lakewood, Parkland, Puyallup, South Hill, Spanaway, Tacoma, and University Place in addition to many smaller communities.
Tacoma, WA is located in Pierce County and observes the Pacific Time Zone. View our Times by Area Code tool.