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Old 11-01-2018, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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Non-commercial shipments of (homeowner) plants that are part of a passenger's baggage or household effects may enter the state provided the plants are accompanied by a certificate of inspection. These plants would include non-commercial shipments of plants grown indoors and outdoors. Should the plants originate from a state that does not offer an inspection and certification service for house plants, the owner must be able to furnish the department a Florida address where the plants will be located. This information will enable the department to conduct a follow-up inspection if deemed necessary. If sufficient information is given, the plants will be allowed entry.

NOTE: It is unlawful to move into Florida any and all kinds of citrus trees and parts thereof except by a special permit from the division director. Permits are not required to move citrus fruits into the state.

https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Div...nt-Regulations

Florida is an agricultural state you should see what happens when folks/companies bring in diseased plants. Look up citrus greening, coconut palm virus or pythons in the everglades. At least your not thinking about bringing pythons into Florida.
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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Thanks for your quick response.

So if we are driving a uhaul truck down does it still have to go through the inspection?

Here is a link that I found regarding the houseplants from the above link:

http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/plan...g_summary.html

I am not sure on how to make it so you just have to click on it but you can copy and paste it.
Yes you do, I had a tow trailer and I had to stop, but it was just a person at a booth that asked what I had an I told them just furniture, which was all it was so he said okay go thru and that was it. I think they asked if I had any fruit or plants, i don't remember but i didn't have anything.
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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Of course there is no one uniform interaction people have in those inspection stations. If they are busy/backed up, I'm sure you'll see them choosing to "wave through" the least "questionable" looking in the line, and if it's not busy they may look a lot closer. You might have an inspector who is a hard-a$$ and wants to look at every little thing, or an inspector engrossed in a game on his phone and not even looking at you as he waves you through. Part of the fun of government inspectors is never knowing if you'll be the one they choose to make an example of.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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What about outdoor Banana plants, anyone know?

I have two that I love that I cut back for winter up north and want to plant them on my new property in Ft Myers, can I bring them the same as a house plant since there not citrus?
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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A lot of varieties of banana plants are available in Florida. It probably isn't worth the bother to try and bring them down.
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Old Yesterday, 05:14 PM
 
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Default Misinformation, be careful who you listen to.

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When trucks enter Florida they have to go through an agricultural inspection station, with the idea of preventing the introduction of disease and pests. If you transport the plant yourself, you don't have to drive through.

If you need more info, here's where you can find it. [url]http://www.fl-aglaw.com/[/url]
That is untrue.

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

any vehicle carrying agricultural products has to stop. That would include houseplants. If you transport them yourself you have to stop.
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Old Yesterday, 05:17 PM
 
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Default you did have to stop

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My sister in law who was driving a F250 brought her African violets with her.

The times I have driven, I was pulling a Uhaul trailor behind my Expodition, or just driving my truck, I never had to stop.

I remember driving into California however and where we drove in they stopped every car, it was a mess. They asked about foods, pets and plants...you can't take ferrets into California or at least you couldn't back then...

You actually DID have to stop you just chose not to and nobody did anything about it. Bit difference.
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Old Yesterday, 05:22 PM
 
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Default just didn't get caught.

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I have driven in and out of Florida with my motor home, and it's full of houseplants. No one has said anything. Also have taken a bunch of plants and fruit in the boat, up the mississippi and through many waterways, never had a problem. In Florida they are rightly most concerned about things from overseas and probably know that it's impossible to stop interstate personal plant transport.
You chose not to stop but were supposed to do so. The agricultural stop points located at the border on every paved road going into Florida has absolutely nothing do with stopping things from coming in from overseas which would occur at the ports.
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Old Today, 09:05 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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That is untrue.

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

any vehicle carrying agricultural products has to stop. That would include houseplants. If you transport them yourself you have to stop.
I haven't checked, but MAYBE the laws are different than they were in 2007, when the person posted. A lot can happen in 15 years.
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