Office of Legislative Management

Use of Legislative Facilities


Facilities Use Application

To submit a request to use any of the Legislative facilities:

  1. Read the information on this page governing the use of the facilities.

  2. Submit an application for facilities use. Applications may be obtained by:

Facilities Use Guidelines

  1. During periods that the General Assembly is in regular or special session, the Legislative Office Building and those areas of the Capitol under the supervision of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management may be used only for official meetings or public hearings of legislative committees or for activities sponsored by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management acting through its co-chairmen.

  2. During the periods that the General Assembly is not in regular or special session, the Legislative Office Building and those areas of the Capitol Building under the supervision of the  Joint Committee on Legislative  Management may be made available to a public or private group or organization for the purpose of holding a meeting, provided that the purpose for using the facilities is not to further the candidacy of any individual running for public office or to raise funds.
    No group or organization receiving permission to meet in the Capitol Building or Legislative Office Building shall charge admission for attendance at such meeting other than a per capita amount necessary to defray the charges for use of the facilities.

  3. Groups or organizations seeking permission to use the Capitol or Legislative Office Building facilities may do so only after submission of a completed building use application form to, and notification of permission from, the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, acting through its co-chairmen.

  4. A group or organization that receives permission to use the Capitol or Legislative Office Building facilities will be responsible for payment of all special maintenance and security costs and for any additional staff overtime costs necessitated by its use of the facilities.

  5. No tape or other foreign object may be affixed to the walls, doors, or woodwork in the hallways or meeting rooms of the Capitol or Legislative Office Building without permission from the office of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management.

  6. Groups or organizations receiving permission to serve food at a function in the Capitol or Legislative Office Building are encouraged to make arrangements for the purchase and service of such food with the food service contract operator of the Legislative Office Building on the basis of the established price schedules approved by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management.

  7. A private group or organization that receives permission to use the Capitol or the Legislative Office Building facilities will be responsible for providing proof of combined single limit liability coverage of at least one million dollars for use of the facilities with the Joint Committee on Legislative Management to be named in such coverage as an additional insured.

  8. With permission from the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, a group or organization receiving permission to use the Capitol or Legislative Office Building facilities may serve wine or beer, provided that the service of such beverages must be handled by the food service contract operator of the Legislative Office Building and limited to the building's first floor atrium and cafeteria areas and, provided further, that if such function is held on a regular work day, such wine or beer may not be served until after 4:30 p.m.

  9. The State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building are open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at such other times as official public business of the General Assembly is conducted.

    • Public Access to the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building

      • The public entrances are located on the west side of both buildings. Members of the public will be required to walk through a metal detector and have all property scanned through a package scanner. Once a visitor has gone through the screening process, access between the buildings is available via the concourse and additional screening is not necessary.

      • Anyone who does not possess a Connecticut General Assembly issued ID/Access card is considered a member of the public.

    • Connecticut Capitol Complex

      Items Prohibited From Entering the Capitol Complex

      • Any weapon, whether loaded or unloaded, from which a shot may be discharged
      • BB gun
      • A billy, billyclub, nightstick, baton
      • Bludgeon
      • Blackjack, leather sap
      • Metal knuckles, brass knuckles
      • Dirk knife
      • Switch knife, switchblade knife
      • Stiletto knife
      • Gravity knife
      • Any knife with a blade over one and one-half inches in length with an automatic spring release device by which the blade is released from the handle
      • Any knife the edge portion of the blade of which is four inches or more in length,
      • Any knife such as keychain, pen, or pocket
      • Box cutters or razor knives
      • Fogger size pepper spray
      • Martial arts weapon
      • Electronic defense weapon
      • Explosive device
      • Incendiary device
      • Fireworks, firecrackers
      • Any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument
      • Any other dangerous or deadly device

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