Multnomah County TSA Office

Find the Multnomah County Oregon TSA offices, or the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA provides information about airports and airport security, TSA pre-check locations, TSA complaints, jobs, and how to apply for TSA pre-approval.

Portland Oregon TSA 7000 Northeast Airport Way Portland OR 97218

About Multnomah County TSA Offices

The Multnomah County TSA, is a branch location of the Transportation Security Administration, a federal agency that monitors travel and screens passengers at major transportation areas like airports in Multnomah County, OR. The Multnomah County TSA's mission is to protect passengers and the nation's transportation systems while minimizing terrorist threats through security measures. The organization also oversees government contracts with private screening firms. The TSA was founded by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act in 2001, and it is a division of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

You may contact the TSA for questions about:
  • Multnomah County airport security and screening procedures
  • TSA precheck enrollment, appointments, and fees
  • Multnomah County airport security line wait times
  • Carry on and checked baggage restrictions
  • TSA jobs and employment
Multnomah County Airport Security

The TSA is responsible for screening travelers at Multnomah County airports, airports nationwide, and even some international airports. Passenger screening is intended to prevent prohibited items in secure areas of the airport and aboard airplanes. Multnomah County Airport security screening can include metal detectors, advanced imaging technology screenings, and pat-down screenings. Standard screening requires passengers in Multnomah County to remove their shoes, laptops, carry- on bags, checked baggage, belts, and light jackets. Carry-on liquids must also be placed in a quart-sized bag, and they must be in travel-sized containers of no more than 3.4 ounces.

Airport Security

Airport security screening includes prescreening of passengers before they arrive at the airport and baggage screening. Prescreening identifies high-risk passengers by checking their names against watch lists. The TSA coordinates with intelligence and Multnomah County law enforcement agencies to share information about potential threats. At the Multnomah County airport, the TSA also screens checked bags for explosives and dangerous items, which can include a physical inspection of carry-on baggage, checked baggage and their contents.

Multnomah County TSA Precheck

TSA Precheck is a service offered by the TSA that allows passengers to bypass standard passenger screening at the Multnomah County airport and receive an expedited screening. Frequent flyers can apply online for TSA Precheck. In order to qualify for TSA Pre, passengers must visit an enrollment center for a scheduled appointment, which includes a background check, fingerprinting, and to pay a fee. Once approved, TSA Pre is valid for five years. TSA Precheck passengers who have a Precheck symbol printed on their boarding pass, usually have shorter security checkpoint wait times, and do not have to remove laptops from carry-on bags.