Media Parking And Regulations

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) works to protect the Capitol Square Complex (CS) while providing easy access by the news media. Please use the following information for your convenience and for the protection of this historic property.

Engineering Truck Parking

Marked engineering trucks and vans weighing less than 10,000 pounds are welcome to park on the sidewalk on the High Street (west) side of the Statehouse. As a courtesy to your colleagues, these areas may be used for parking only when covering events in the Statehouse, Senate Building or on the grounds. This area is for LIVE trucks only. All passenger news vehicles must be parked in the Statehouse parking garage or other adjacent parking lots. Please do not double park to allow for pedestrian foot traffic.

Please do not drive over curbs. Use handicapped access ramps at the corners of State and High Streets and Broad and High Streets to drive on and off the sidewalks. Please do not drag or rub cabling against retaining walls, pillars or statuary as it leaves black marks that your station will be charged to clean.

Stations using trucks that weigh more than 10,000 pounds, should notify Mike Rupert, CSRAB Communications Specialist, in advance so special parking may be arranged in the Third Street bus loading zone. Contact or call 614-728-4185.

Media truck parking is NOT permitted on the Third Street sidewalks in front of the Senate Building. Special arrangements may be made to allow media parking for vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds in the bus loading zone by contacting Mike Rupert at 614-728-4185.

Media Parking Map

Responsibility for Damages

News stations will be responsible for the cost to repair any damages incurred by station staff and apparatus to the Ohio Statehouse and Senate buildings, contents of the buildings, garage or grounds.


CSRAB appreciates your interest in the Ohio Statehouse and Capitol Square and your cooperation in maintaining the beautiful Ohio Capitol—listed by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark. Please, contact Mike Rupert at 614-728-4185 with questions or concerns.