Parking Options for Your Guests in the Statehouse Garage
Providing convenient and affordable parking for guests attending an event downtown can sometimes
be a challenge. The Statehouse underground garage provides parking options for individuals and
organizations that host special events at the Ohio Statehouse. Consult with a member of the Special
Events team to obtain tips on scheduling your event to coincide with hours that parking is readily available.
Automated Parking Payment System
The Ohio Statehouse underground parking garage is an automated payment parking facility. Drivers who utilize daily parking
services in the Statehouse garage are required to take their parking ticket with them and use any one of the "Pay-on-Foot"
payment machines prior to exiting the Statehouse parking garage.
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board operates a parking system that dramatically improves the speed of exiting the
parking garage. The automated Pay-on-Foot payment machines provide customers with a quick transaction speed.
Pay-on-Foot payment machines are located throughout the green level of the Statehouse parking facility. Pay-on-Foot machines
are marked with high visible signage and are located near the north and south garage entrances to the Statehouse and the
stairwells to Broad and High Streets, State and High Streets and the garage office area.
The machines accept cash and MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover Card credit cards.
The system functions 24 hours a day.
Guest Chaser Tickets
Guest chaser tickets allow an event host to subsidize the parking cost for guests attending an event on Capitol Square. The host
pays only for the number of chaser tickets that are used. So, if you send out 200 chaser tickets with your invitations to a dinner
program and only 100 use the garage, you pay for 100.
The purchaser pays for all or a portion of the parking cost of those attending your activity. The minimum for payment of a portion
of guest parking is $1 off your guest's exit price. E-mail Brian Guagenti at email@example.com
or call 614/728-2564 for
The Statehouse Special Events team is able to provide valet parking options for guests of your special event.
Staff members will work with you and contracted professionals to assess and carry out your valet parking needs.
Be Flexible for Better Parking
The Ohio Statehouse offers everyday convenient and affordable parking for visitors doing government business,
tourists and guests attending events. The garage is often filled to capacity during normal business hours;
especially on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when the Ohio Legislature is in session. After 4:30 p.m.
on any weekday the garage begins to empty.
To better provide your guests with convenient and affordable underground parking at the Statehouse, you may
wish to be flexible in scheduling your event. Consider these timing options:
- Hold your event on an evening or weekend.
- Conduct your luncheon on a Monday or Friday.
- Move your afternoon reception from 3 p.m. to begin at 5 p.m. for better parking availability for guests.
- Schedule your event during the summer months or between Thanksgiving and the end of January when Statehouse
business tends to be lighter.