Your Event - Scheduling

Use of the Capitol Square Complex is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. All permissible events must be in accordance with CSRAB's General Rules, as set forth by the Ohio Legislature, as well as federal, state and local laws. See the General Rules and Guidelines tab for a complete set of the CSRAB General Rules and Guidelines. In order to receive permission to hold an event on Capitol Square you must complete the steps below. 

Step 1: Availability


To book an event at the Statehouse contact:


Connie Derikito, CSRAB special events manager, at 614/466-2125 or


Contact the Statehouse events team early to assure availability of the date and room that you request. Use of the Capitol Square Complex is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Step 2: Review Special Event Policies and Procedures


All events held on Capitol Square are subject to the Capitol Square Special Event Policies and Procedures. All Capitol Square special event clients are required to adhere to each rule outlined in the document below. All CSRAB special event invoices must be paid in full five business days prior to the date of the event.



Step 3: CSRAB Application


To have your permit reviewed by the board, you must submit a complete CSRAB application. Please note that only completed CSRAB applications will be reviewed. Completed CSRAB applications must include the following five items:


CSRAB applications are accepted 365 days in advance of the requested date. It is recommended that you submit your CSRAB application as far in advance as possible. 

The CSRAB application must be received with your non-refundable $50 administrative fee and nonprofit statement by CSRAB prior to your event being approved:

A 15-day waiver form must be completed when submitting 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.


Upon receipt of your completed CSRAB application, your permit request will be reviewed and you will be notified of CSRAB's decision within two weeks. 

Step 4: Send It In


Send your completed permit application request and supporting documents along with your $50 administrative fee to: 

Special Events
Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4275


Payment may be made with check or credit card. Please make checks payable to Treasurer, State of Ohio. 



Step 5: Approving Your Event


Upon receipt of your completed application materials and non-refundable $50 administrative fee, CSRAB will review your permit request and notify you if your event is approved or denied. 

All permissible events must be in accordance with CSRAB's General Rules, as set forth by the Ohio Legislature, as well as federal, state and local laws. All CSRAB charges will be billed prior to the event, and full payment must be received five days prior to the date of your event. 

Step 6: Statehouse Equipment and Staffing


The completed application will allow the Statehouse events team to review initial equipment and AV requirements. Event needs may change prior to the event. Clients may also incur fees which may include, but are not limited to, security, electrical hook-up and labor. 

Step 7: If Your Event Requires Catering


Upon notification of the approval of your special event, you may begin working with one of the exclusive Statehouse caterers on your menu, table sets and decor. Please note that the Milo's Catering and Banquet Services holds the liquor permit and is required to provide alcohol service for all events on Capitol Square.