Welcome to the Capitol

It is our sincere pleasure to welcome you to Florida’s Capitol!

Whether your goal is to meet with your State Representative, participate in a committee meeting or simply to view Florida’s legislative process in person, the Florida House has created a number of resources to make your visit as safe, productive and informative as possible.

When you first arrive to the Capitol, you may notice that parking is limited, especially during committee weeks and Legislative Session. However, there are a number of paid parking options in downtown Tallahassee including the Kleman Plaza parking garage, on-street metered parking and paved lots. To make your arrival as smooth as possible, download this parking map and plan ahead.

If your goal is to meet with your State Representative, we recommend contacting their office prior to your trip to secure an appointment. While legislators are always happy to meet with constituents, schedules often fill up quickly, so requesting a meeting before you arrive could make your visit that much easier. Use the “Find Your Representative” tool on our website to locate your representative’s office location and contact information. To find the contact information of a specific staff person or committee, download a copy of the House Directory.

Each committee week and most days of Florida’s Legislative Session, there are a number of opportunities for Floridians of all backgrounds to make their voices heard. Every committee meeting offers a portion of their time to public testimony, so any visitor to the Capitol during those times may request to speak on a bill or issue before the committee. For a full schedule of committee meetings that is updated in real time, visit the “House Schedule” page on our website. If this is your first time addressing a committee, you may find the “Effective Communications With Your Representative” publication helpful, which outlines common ways to address lawmakers, general etiquette and other important practices. If you already know which committee you would like to address, simply fill out this form and bring two copies with you to the meeting.

When the House is in session, visitors are encouraged to view the proceedings from the House Gallery, which is located on the 5th floor of the Capitol building, sitting just above the House Chamber. This is one of the most exciting ways to see Florida’s laws being discussed and debated, especially for student groups. Please remember to help us maintain a professional atmosphere in the House Gallery by refraining from applause or flash photography.

When the House is not in session, interactive tours of the Chamber are free and available to groups and individuals. To request a tour, click here and follow the simple instructions. Tour dates often fill up quickly, so please remember to schedule your tour well in advance of your visit.

We look forward to seeing you in our State Capitol. If there is anything we can do make your visit more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to contact the House Office of the Clerk at 850-717-5400 or officeoftheclerk@myfloridahouse.gov.

Florida Capitol
The Florida Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida