Commonly Prohibited Items

Florida Capitol Police

In order to provide a safe environment for all employees and visitors to the Capitol Complex, Capitol Police has developed a list of commonly prohibited items during use of State space. These items include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Weapons (ex. guns, replica guns, tasers, knives, sharp objects, blunt objects, aerosol/ pressurized cans, mace/pepper spray)

  • Fire hazards (ex. fireworks, torches, open flames, flammable liquids)

  • Liquid sprayers (ex. water guns, water balloons, other forms of hydra devices)

  • Flag poles, bats, clubs, sticks Signs made of anything other than cloth, paper, foam core, cardboard or other soft materials

  • Restraint devices (ex. Chains, padlocks, handcuffs)

  • Tents (Does not include DMS permitted shelters/tents)

  • Non DMS permitted power equipment (ex. Chainsaws, leaf blowers, etc)

  • Metal cans, glass containers, paint

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Drones or other unmanned aircraft (this does not include DMS permitted drones)

  • Laser pointers

  • Non DMS permitted food/beverage equipment (ex. Grills, propane tanks, large coolers)

Unattended items are subject to being searched by Capitol Police.

Private citizens with a valid concealed weapons permit will be allowed on the Capitol Complex per Florida Law.

Capitol Police may also prohibit other items deemed to pose a risk to public safety or that may impede the normal operations of the Capitol grounds. Exceptions to the prohibited items list may be given on a case-by-case basis through the Capitol Police Director or designee. It is highly encouraged to reserve spaces in and around theCapitol Complex for events through the Department of Management Services.