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.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.