The Old Capitol     Photo credit: Gregory Moine

We're going to attempt the daunting task of listing state agencies that are located in Tallahassee and some basic information about each.  Please do roll up your sleeves and join in!  To insert a new agency in alphabetical order, please right click on the table while in edit mode to insert a new row.


Department Name What it does Website Contact info
Administration, State Board of Manages the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Pension Plan, FRS Investment Plan, the Florida Prime Fund (surplus public funds), the CAT Fund (Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund) and the Chiles Fund (from tobacco settlement proceeds, invests in health issues related to tobacco use) 1801 Hermitage Blvd, Suite 100
Tallahassee FL 32308
(850) 488-4406
Administrative Hearings, Division of (DOAH) is a state agency that employs full-time Administrative Law Judges to conduct hearings in most cases in which the substantial interests of a person are determined by an agency of the State of Florida The DeSoto Building, 1230 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060
(850) 488-9675

Agriculture and Consumer Services, Dept of

Safeguards the public and support Florida's agricultural economy, ensuring safety of food through inspection and testing, protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices, assist farmers with production and promotion of products, reducing wildfires and managing public lands.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800

(850) 488-3022

Attorney General, State of Florida The Attorney General is the statewide elected official directed by the Florida Constitution to serve as the chief legal officer for the State of Florida and serves as a cabinet officer. The Attorney General's office protects Florida consumers from fraud, enforces the state’s antitrust laws, defends the state in civil litigation cases, represents the people of Florida when criminals appeal their convictions and defends the constitutionality of the laws enacted by the Florida Legislature. Office of Attorney General State of Florida The Capitol PL-01 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

(850) 414-3300

Auditor General, State of Florida Appointed by the Florida Legislature, the Auditor General provides unbiased, timely, and relevant information to the Legislature, Florida’s citizens, and other stakeholders to promote government accountability and improve government operations.

1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL 32399


Business and Professional Regulation, Dept of Charged with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in the State of Florida, such as cosmetologists, veterinarians, real estate agents and para-mutual wagering facilities.

1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL 32399


Children and Families, Dept of Protects nearly 20,000 children, and the elderly and the disabled from abuse and neglect. Finds permanent homes for children who cannot safety be reunited with their families.  Provides food stamps and temporary cash assistance and determine eligibility for Medicaid, access to substance abuse and liaison for mental health treatment and services for domestic violence and homelessness. 1317 Winewood Blvd Building 1, Room 202 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700 (850) 487-1111
Community Affairs, Dept of Eliminated, now "Community Planning and Development" under Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, below 107 East Madison St Caldwell Building Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4120
Corrections, Dept of

The Florida Department of Corrections (DC) is the third largest state prison system in the country with a budget of $2.4 billion, just over 100,000 inmates incarcerated and another 115,000 offenders on active community supervision.  The DC has 146 facilities statewide, including 68 prisons, 40 work/forestry camps, one treatment center, 33 work release centers, five road prisons and one boot camp. It employs 25,000 people. 4070 Esplanade Way Tallahassee, FL 32311 (850) 717-3700
Court System, State of Florida To protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law, and provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes.  Mission to make the court system of the state of Florida accessible, fair, effective, responsible and accountable.

State Courts Administrator
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1900
(850) 922-5081

Economic Opportunity, Florida Dept of Assist in developing a five-year strategic plan to improve Florida's economy and employment opportunities.  Combines the state's economic, workforce (previously Agency for Workforce Innovation) and community development efforts (previously Department of Community Affairs). " Our goal is to make Florida the best state in the nation for business." 107 East Madison St Caldwell Building Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4120

(850) 245-7105

Education, Dept of

Maintains educational data and tracks performance from school districts, community colleges, universities and independent postsecondary institutions.  Administers reading initiative for Florida’s public schools,

supplies more than 2.6 million students, 3,800 public schools, more than 180,000 teachers and 318,000 full-time staff with the necessary supports and services.  Programs for the blind, visually-impaired or disabled.

325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
(850) 245-0505

Elder Affairs, Department of Administers human services programs to benefit Florida’s elders.  Includes 4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Phone: 850-414-2000
Fax: 850-414-2004
TDD: 850-414-2001
Enterprise Florida Helps innovative, high growth businesses start up, locate or expand in Florida. Atrium Building, Ste 201
325 John Knox Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: (850) 298-6620
Environmental Protection, Dept of Leads environmental management and stewardship efforts, with programs related to air, water and land. DEP is divided into three primary areas: Regulatory Programs, Land and Recreation, and Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration. Responsible for state park system. 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 49   Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Financial Services, Department of Agency run by Florida's Chief Financial Officer, a cabinet-level office.  Maintains State of Florida's financial records, offers consumer help on insurance issues, licensing and compliance.

200 East Gaines Street

Tallahassee FL 32399

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission "Managing fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people."  Regulates fishing, boating and hunting.  Runs Florida Youth Conservation Centers to educate youth on issues

620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

Geological Survey, Florida

"Collect, interpret and provide objective quality geologic information about Florida."  Specializes in geoscience research and assessments to provide objective data and interpretations. 903 W. Tennessee Street   Tallahassee, Florida 32304   850-617-0300
Guard Security Private protection company that provides uniformed, unarmed and armed security guards as well as bodyguards in Florida, New York and Nationwide. We also provide event security services and security for construction sites and retail stores.

Guard Security

1460 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

(212) 203-1481

Health, Department of      
Health Care Administration, Agency for      
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Dept of      
Information Technology, Agency for Enterprise      
Juvenile Justice, Department of      
Law Enforcement, Florida Department of      
Legal Affairs, Department of      
Legislature, Florida      
Lottery, Department of      
Management Services, Department of      
Military Affairs, Dept of      
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA)    

Persons with Disabilities, Agency for

Prison Rehabilitative Industries & Diversified Enterprises, Inc. (PRIDE)    

Public Service Commission

Retirement, Division of      
Revenue, Department of      
State, Department of      
National Security Service, LLC

National Security Service, LLC is the most locally-focused security company in the United States providing licensed security guard services in all 50 states of America. All of our security staff is extensively trained to the highest standards, including in depth knowledge of handling situations that might catch us unaware.

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275 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001, United States


Phone: (888) 386-4064




State University System of Florida The mission of the SUS is to mobilize resources and diverse constituencies to govern and advance the State University System of Florida, and to support and advocate for high-quality teaching, research and public service among the state's 11 public universities. Florida Board of Governors,
State University System,
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1614,
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-0400
(850) 245-0466
Supreme Court, Florida      
Transportation, Department of      
Veterans Affairs, Department of      
Workforce Innovation, Agency for Now Economic Opportunity, see above. 107 East Madison St Caldwell Building Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4120

(850) 245-7105