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Accessibility at the Capitol has been greatly improved

Assistive Listening

Visitors will find more accessible entrances, more restrooms, and better lighting throughout the building. Legislative hearing rooms have better sight lines and acoustics, and accessible seating. Assistive hearing devices area available.  And there is improved and expanded elevator access and controls. 

Building upgrades of the Capitol restoration comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Minnesota State Building Code and others. 


Accessible Entrances 

Accessible entrances have increase from three to five. 

  • South via main entrance at ground level. 
  • North via tunnel from the Minnesota Senate Building.
  • East and West via ground level (accessible to those with card-reader access). 
  • East via tunnel from the Judicial Building (accessible to those with card-reader access).

Wheelchair Accessibility

The State Capitol is wheelchair accessible except for the roof.

Restrooms on Every Floor

The number of restrooms has increased from 11 to 14.

  • Men’s and Women's restrooms on every floor.
  • Mother’s Room on First Floor.
  • All restrooms are fully accessible or have disabled access stalls.

Assistive Listening

Many areas in the Capitol contain listening services to assist those with impaired hearing. 

  • All legislative hearing rooms, the House of Representatives' Chamber, the Senate Chamber, and the Supreme Court Courtroom. 
  • Devices include hearing loops and FM systems.
  • To check out devices or to learn more, please visit the new Public Information Office in Room 126 on the First Floor.

Parking

Below are the disabled parking spaces closest to the Capitol building. To view all options see the Public Disability Parking Map.

Minnesota Senate Building Garage

  • Location: Sherburne Ave. and Capitol Blvd.
  • 20 public disability parking spaces. 

Lot Q

  • Location: Cedar St. and Sherburne Ave. 
  • 2 public disability parking spaces. 

Lot AA

  • Aurora Ave. and Rice St. 
  • 1 public disability parking spaces. 

Ramp F

  • Location: Rice Street, south of Aurora Avenue. 
  • 10 public disability parking spaces. 

Centennial Parking Ramp, Orange Level

  • Location: Cedar Street and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
  • 2 public disability parking spaces.
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