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Visit the Washington State Capitol

Campus Use Rates

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Rates include opening/closing the venue and standard garbage/recycling services during business hours.

Permit Type Rate
Free Speech and Assembly, State Agency Activity No charge
Other Government $85 daily
Private

Public access is restricted and displays are allowed. May only be booked in four-hour blocks (morning and/or afternoon, and/or after-hours.)

$75 application processing fee;
$350 half-day;
$600 full-day;
Additional $85 per hour after regular business hours.
Public Event Rate

Commercial activity held outside that is open to the public and on-site staff management is not required. Some examples of commercial activities are runs, fairs, festivals and other similar activities.

$65 per hour
Two-hour minimum, one hour must be paid at time of scheduling and is non-refundable.

Additional Services

Services Cost
Normal Business Hours $82 per hour
After Normal Business Hours Event Staffing $85 per hour
After Normal Business Hours Services Contact us for a quote
Washington State Patrol Contact us for a quote

Facilities Surcharges

Type Rate
Alcohol Use $65 per event (Restrictions apply. See policy.)
Reserved Parking Current visitor parking rate applies ($2 per hour weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but is free on evenings and weekends.)
Structures
Includes tents, canopies, stages, rides and other similar structures
Small: Less than 400 sq. Ft.each. Applies to private and commercial activities only. No charge for state agencies or free speech activities.
Large: More than 400 sq. Ft. Each. Applies to all activities.
Small: $50 per structure
Large: $250 per structure
Food $65 per hour cleaning fee ($65 minimum when any food is served)
Bridge Banners:
Surcharge: Applies to commercial and public, non-state agency activities Installation and Removal
$65 per week (Two concurrent weeks maximum)
$130 cost recovery charge

Rental Equipment

Services Cost
Normal Business Hours $82 per hour
After Normal Business Hours Event Staffing $85 per hour
After Normal Business Hours Services Contact us for a quote
Washington State Patrol Contact us for a quote

Event Permit Request Form

Use the event request form to begin the permit process.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are charges due?

All charges must be paid at least two working days before the start of your activity. Government agencies will be invoiced.

Do I get a refund if my activity is cancelled?

You must cancel your activity 48 hours prior to the event to receive a full refund. The application fee is non-refundable.

How can I pay?

  • Business or personal checks at our office in the Legislative Building on the Capitol Campus. Our office is located just inside the southeast entrance near the corner of Sid Snyder Avenue and Cherry Lane SW.
    Mailing address: PO Box 41034, Olympia, WA 98504-1034.
  • Credit cards; contact Visitor Services at (360) 902-8881 or the DES Finance Division at (360) 725-5700.
  • Government agencies will be invoiced.

Last updated November, 29, 2018.