Prohibited items list

Version 1.0 - Last updated: May 7, 2016

This Prohibited Items List is to be considered in conjunction with our Rental Policy and Terms of Use.

  • Alcohol (including wine)
  • Animals and wildlife products – examples include live animals, mounted specimens, and ivory
  • Art
  • Artifacts, grave-related items, and Native American arts and crafts
  • Catalytic converters and test pipes
  • Cell phone (wireless) service contracts -
  • Charity or fund raising listings
  • Contracts
  • Consumable goods – examples include coupons, cosmetics, event tickets, gas, and gift cards.
  • Cosmetics, used
  • Counterfeit currency and stamps
  • Credit cards
  • Currency, selling
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Embargoed goods and prohibited countries – examples include items from Cuba firearms, weapons, and knives – examples include pepper spray, replicas, and stun guns (see also military items)
  • Food
  • Healthcare items
  • Gift cards
  • Government documents, IDs, and licenses
  • Government, transit, and shipping-related items – examples include airplane operations manuals, subway employee uniforms, and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mailbags
  • Hazardous materials – examples include batteries, fireworks, and Freon
  • Human parts and remains
  • International import/export services
  • International trading services
  • Items encouraging illegal activity – examples include an eBook describing how to create methamphetamine, TV de-scramblers, radar scanners, and surveillance equipment
  • Lock picking devices or services
  • Mailing lists and personal information
  • Medical devices – examples include contact lenses, pacemakers, and surgical instruments
  • Military items (see also firearms, weapons, and knives)
  • Multi-level marketing, pyramid, and matrix programs
  • Offensive or illegal materials – examples include ethnically or racially offensive material or child pornography
  • Pesticides
  • Police-related items
  • Postage meters
  • Prescription drugs
  • Prohibited or illegal services - examples include prostitution and unlicensed brokerage or legal services
  • Recalled items
  • Slot machines
  • Stamps
  • Stocks and other securities
  • Stolen property and property with removed serial numbers
  • Tobacco
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