Service Animals

Inform the TSA Officer

Inform the TSA officer about your service animal.

Screening in Standard and TSA PreCheck® Lanes

You and your service animal will be screened by the WTMD. You may walk through together or you may lead the animal through separately on a leash. If you alarm the WTMD, you and your service animal will undergo additional screening, including a pat-down.

For metal detector screening, please consider using items (harness, vest, or leash) on your service animals that have little to no metal.

If you opt not to be screened by the WTMD, you and your service animal will undergo a pat-down.

TSA will not separate you from your service animal.


Service animal collars, harnesses, leashes, backpacks, vests and other items are subject to screening. Please consider using items that have little to no metal. Items that are necessary to maintain control of the service animal do not need to be removed.

If you need to relieve your service animal and exit the security checkpoint, you and the service animal will need to go through the screening process again. Request to move to the front of the line upon your return.

Medication for service animals must go through X-ray or inspection screening. Please separate medications and inform the TSA officer that you carry these items for your service animal.