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The State Capitol Building is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The building remains locked on Sundays.  

The fundamental American right to peaceably assemble, speak, and demonstrate is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution.  All three branches of government - legislative, judicial, and executive - are represented on the State of Minnesota Capitol Complex, making it the premier assembly location for Minnesotans to gather and let their voices be heard by their state public officials.

We welcome you to the Minnesota State Capitol.  We are here to help you have a successful event.  Use of outdoor space is free; indoor space is free during the hours that the Capitol Building is scheduled to be open.

To see the Capitol Complex assembly locations, check availability, and make a reservation: visit our Venue Availability page where you will use the Capitol Complex Reservation system.

Enter the date and time at the top of the page.  Only locations that are available on that date and time will be displayed.  After you find a time and space that work for your event, make your selection, and click Book Now.  All successful reservations will generate an immediate email confirmation.

Capitol Complex Public Event Spaces:
After you have secured your online space reservation, an application for an event permit, including Rules Governing Public Rallies and the Rules of Conduct for Users of Public Space, will be emailed to you.  Fill out the permit application and click the submit button.  Your event is confirmed once you have received a signed and approved event permit from the State of Minnesota.  Events cannot be announced, promoted, or advertised until confirmed. 

Note: Music, which includes singing and/or the use of all instruments, is not allowed in the Capitol during a time period that approximates the last 6 weeks of legislative session.  This date changes annually according to anticipated legislative deadlines.  For the next legislative session, music is not allowed beginning March 17, 2023.

Conference Rooms and Press Room:
Conference rooms and the Press Room do not require a permit; the automated email confirms your reservation.

View Press Room Calendar

After-hours events:
Some spaces within the State Capitol can be reserved for use after normal business hours on a fee basis.  To request use of the Capitol after hours, please fill out the After-Hours Request application and use the Submit button on the bottom of the form.  We will contact you by email to gain additional information and provide you with the cost and requirements to assist your planning efforts.

Event coordination and permit approval is managed by Admin Facilities Management.

If you have questions or need help relating to reservations you can email us or call us at 651-201-2300.

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