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Security Fees

TSA has implemented congressionally mandated security fees to help finance the increased cost of securing the nation's aviation transportation system. The revenue generated from these security fees is utilized to help ensure the safe and efficient flow of people and commerce.

For additional information about security fees, please email your inquiry or call (571) 227-2323.

From November 2001 through September 2014, TSA imposed a fee on air carriers equal to their costs of passenger and property screening in calendar year 2000. This fee is known as the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee. The authority to impose this fee was repealed effective October 1, 2014, and any fees incurred by air carriers before this date are due to TSA.

Read the payment instructions for air carriers to remit fees to TSA.

Read the docket for a complete listing and access to all public comment and agency guidance regarding the fee.

The following fee details provide information regarding fee authorities and regulations:

Effective Fee Date

Regulation

Authority

Feb. 18, 2002

Federal Registrar Vol. 67, No. 34

Public Law 107–71 Nov. 19, 2001

Oct. 1, 2014

Federal Registrar Vol. 79, No. 184

Public Law 113–67 Dec. 26, 2013

The historical collections chart and table below provide information on the amount of fees collected annually.

Chart of Aviation Security Expenses

The Passenger Fee, also known as the September 11 Security Fee, is collected by air carriers from passengers at the time air transportation is purchased.  Air carriers then remit the fees to TSA. The fee is currently $5.60 per one-way trip in air transportation that originates at an airport in the U.S., except that the fee imposed per round trip shall not exceed $11.20.

Access the data reporting portal for air carriers to electronically submit data required by the security fee regulation to TSA.

Read the payment instructions for air carriers to remit fees to TSA.

Read the docket for a complete listing and access to all public comment and agency guidance regarding the fee.

The following fee details provide information regarding fee authorities and regulations:

Effective Fee Date

Regulation

Authority

Feb. 1, 2002

Federal Registrar Vol. 66, No. 250

Public Law 107–71 Nov. 19, 2001

Jul. 21, 2014

Federal Registrar Vol. 79, No. 119

Public Law 113–67 Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 19, 2014

Federal Registrar Vol. 80, No. 107

Public Law 113–294 Dec. 19, 2014

 

Read the frequently asked questions for more information.

The historical collections chart and table below provide information on the amount of fees collected annually.

Chart of Aviation Security Expenses