Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Agricultural Inspection Stations

What Is an Agricultural Inspection Station?

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement operates 23 agricultural inspection stations to protect Florida’s agriculture and ensure a safe food supply. There’s a station on every paved highway going into and out of the state.

The stations are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are staffed by law enforcement officers whose main duty is to prevent plant and animal pests and diseases and unsafe food from entering Florida.

Who Has to Stop at an Inspection Station?

The following vehicles must stop and submit to inspection:

  • Trucks,
  • Rental trucks,
  • Vans,
  • Trailers AND
  • Any vehicles carrying agricultural, horticultural or livestock products

Who Does NOT Have to Stop?

The following vehicles can bypass inspection:

  • Private passenger automobiles with no trailer in tow,
  • Travel trailers,
  • Camping vehicles,
  • Van conversions,
  • Motor homes AND
  • Pickup trucks that have visible access to the entire cargo area and are not carrying agricultural, horticultural or livestock products

What Are Officers Looking For?

  • Agricultural products that are not in compliance with state and federal plant quarantine regulations
  • Agricultural products that have not been inspected
  • Agricultural pests
  • Plants and animals that are carrying diseases
  • Unsafe food products
  • Food products that are improperly stored

What Do I Need to Bring Horses into Florida?

When you stop at an inspection station, officers will ask to see a health certificate and negative Coggins test results for each animal. Read more.

What Do I Need to Bring Other Livestock into Florida?

Learn about Florida’s animal movement requirements.

Where Are the Inspection Stations?

The stations are listed on the map below.