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.

Passenger Fee

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.

Read the regulation for all air carriers for compliance.

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

If you already have valid credentials, proceed to the data reporting system. If you do not have credentials but require access to this system, submit a completed copy of  TSA-Form-2504 to

Alternatively, a hard copy of the quarterly report can be submitted by completing and emailing TSA-Form-2502 to the Office of Revenue, Compliance Branch at

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

Public Notice


Feb. 1, 2002

Federal Register Vol. 66, No. 250

Public Law 107–71 Nov. 19, 2001

Jul. 21, 2014

Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 119

Public Law 113–67 Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 19, 2014

Federal Register 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.

Passenger Fee
Fiscal Year Total Collection
2002 $995,400,000
2003 $1,199,700,000
2004 $1,600,200,000
2005 $1,866,300,000
2006 $1,855,800,000
2007 $1,959,800,000
2008 $1,920,100,000
2009 $1,756,000,000
2010 $1,808,000,000
2011 $1,847,500,000
2012 $1,877,700,000
2013 $1,878,900,000
2014 $2,087,000,000
2015 $3,508,200,000
2016 $3,694,217,000
2017 $3,882,602,000
2018 $4,098,503,000
2019 $4,263,225,000
2020 $2,456,587,000
2021 $2,510,808,000
2022 $3,786,997,000
2023 $4,286,109,000