Security Guidelines

All persons and property are subject to search as a condition of entry into the building. Searches consist of walk-through metal detectors, removal/examination of metal objects and contents of pockets, removal and x-ray examination of all outerwear and property, hand-held metal detector searches, identification checks and pat-downs of persons. If a situation cannot be satisfactorily resolved by these processes, the person and/or property are denied entry.

At all times, objects larger than 20 inches wide by 16 inches high by 20 inches long are prohibited unless advance arrangements are made with security. When the building is closed to the public, backpacks, attache cases, luggage and packages are prohibited.

General public services have been moved to the first floor of City Hall. Floors below the first (1st) floor and above the third (3rd) floor are no longer accessible to non-City employees unless escorted by a City employee from the department being visited. Visitors to the 2nd and 3rd floors will use the elevator or stairs in the main entry atrium.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: all weapons and items or components which can be used as weapons, replicas of weapons, destructive or hazardous items and materials, fuels, acids, gases, caustics, alcoholic beverages, fireworks, illegal drugs and other illegal items, paints and markers, animals other than genuine service animals, lock-picking tools and handcuff keys. Concealed-carry firearms are prohibited.

See a list of City of Wichita buildings where concealed carry is not permitted: Concealed Carry Resolution and List (PDF).