When coming to visit any of the five buildings of the Capitol grounds, there are a number of factors that may affect parking. Time of day is important. In addition to regular session, the Legislature holds committee meetings and Special Sessions throughout the year. This will cause the number of parking spaces to decrease. There will also be times when special events will take place downtown cutting off access to some parking areas and streets. Before visiting the Capitol check the Legislative Calendars at the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate and the Calendar of Events at the Tallahassee Area Convention & Visitors Bureau's web site to get an idea of what is happening at Capitol and downtown Tallahassee.
Visitor parking in the Capitol area is limited to either metered street spaces or designated lots. The City of Tallahassee manages two parking garages (Kleman Plaza and Eastside Parking Garage) and one surface lot (near Duval and Gaines). The Department of Management Services handles two lots (Lot E and Lot 4). Spaces for visitors with disabilities are located on west side of the House Office Building in the north side loading zone. There are more spaces located in the parking lot south of the Knott Building. If parking outside these lots in a non-metered spot, please insure the spot is marked for visitor parking. Cars parked in employee spaces will be towed.
Kleman Plaza is an underground garage located north west of the Capitol. Entrances are located on Duval Street and Borough Street. The Eastside Parking Garage is located on Calhoun Street. The entrance is on Calhoun Street. Cost information for the city-owned parking facilities can found on the City of Tallahassee's website.
Lot E is located off Borough Street adjacent to the Museum of Florida History. Lot 4 is located behind the Vietnam Vetrens Memorial off Calhoun Street. Information on lot charges and the locations of other lots near additional state government buildings is located on the DMS website.
The Bus Loading Zone is located on the right curb of Duval Street in front of the Capitol. The Loading Zone is for loading and unloading only and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Double parking is prohibited. Buses should never be left unattended. An unmanned bus will be ticketed and/or towed.