The Division of Capitol Police Commonwealth of Virginia

Security Clearance Requirements for State Office Buildings

Beginning October 1, 2009 the DGS Parking and Building Access Section will become responsible for issuing identification and building access cards to non-state employees working on the Capitol Square Complex.

For more information, please visit the DGS website.


The following conditions are reason for rejecting a security clearance for a contractor and/or contractor's employees (effective 1/1/09):

Standards for all buildings except the Executive Mansion, Patrick Henry Building and Pocahontas Building:

  • A felony conviction involving violence or larceny within the past ten (10) years
  • Any other felony conviction within the past five (5) years
  • Any sex offense conviction
  • A misdemeanor conviction involving violence, larceny, or violation of a protective order in the past three (3) years.
  • Outstanding warrants
  • Pending charges
  • Active protective orders
  • Any other circumstance determined by the DCP to be detrimental to the security of the Capitol Complex.

Standards for the Executive Mansion, Patrick Henry Building and Pocahontas Building:

  • Any felony conviction
  • Any sex offense conviction
  • A misdemeanor conviction involving violence, larceny, or violation of a protective order in the past three (3) years
  • Outstanding warrants
  • Pending charges
  • Active protective orders
  • Any other circumstances determined by the DCP to be detrimental to the security of the Capitol Complex.

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