Ohio Revised Code makes it possible for organizations to use the Capitol Square (CS) for their special events. The CS includes the Ohio Statehouse, Senate Building, Atrium, underground parking facility and exterior plazas. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) invites you to host your next event at the Ohio Statehouse.
All approved events must be planned and executed consistent with the Ohio Revised Code, OAC and the CSRAB policies. The CSRAB special event permit process is as follows.
Use of the public spaces on CS is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The CS is available for permitted special events every day of the year except for national holidays when the building is closed. CS facilities and spaces are available 7 a.m.-12 a.m. for special events. Guests may not arrive before 8 a.m. and must depart by 11 p.m. for any scheduled event.
Please, contact the Special Events department to check availability at 614-466-2251 or SpecialEvents@ohiostatehouse.org.
All requests for special events permits must include the following: Permit Application and non-refundable Permit Application Fee to the Special Events department. Download file and open in Adobe Acrobat PDF reader.
A request for a permit shall be submitted in writing no fewer than 15 days prior to the event unless good cause is shown. A 15-day waiver form must be completed when submitting the Permit Application less than 15 days prior to event. For those events that require a 15-day waiver, all fees must be received in advance of the event.
Submitting Permit Application
Please scan or fax your Permit Application to SpecialEvents@ohiostatehouse.org or 614-752-5209. Upon receipt, the non-refundable Permit Application fee can be processed via credit card in person, over the phone or online.
Please mail your Permit Application along with your non-refundable Permit Application Fee check to:
Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4275
Please make checks payable to Treasurer, State of Ohio.
Permit Application Packet ReviewThe CSRAB will acknowledge receipt of and consider requests only after all items have been submitted. A CSRAB representative will notify applicants by email of the Executive Director’s determination within 10 days of submission of the completed documents. The terms of this agreement may not be transferred, assigned or sublet.”