Use of the Capitol Square Complex is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. All permissible events must be in accordance with CSRAB's General Rules, as set forth by the Ohio Legislature, as well as federal, state and local laws. See the General Rules and Guidelines tab for a complete set of the CSRAB General Rules and Guidelines. In order to receive permission to hold an event on Capitol Square you must complete the steps below.
Step 1: Availability
To conduct an event at the Statehouse, contact Special Events Manager, Connie Derikito, at 614/752-9777 or email@example.com or Special Events Coordinator, Mark Jeckavitch, at 614/752-9777 or firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Contact us early to assure availability of the date and room that you request. Use of the Capitol Square Complex is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Step 2: Review Special Event Policies and Procedures
All events held on Capitol Square are subject to the Capitol Square Special Event Policies and Procedures. All Capitol Square Special Event Clients are required to adhere to each rule outlined in the document below.
Step 3: Application Form and Paperwork
You must complete an Application for Permit and appropriate paperwork to conduct your event. All paperwork must be received at least 15 days in advance. Please note that only completed applications will be reviewed. Complete applications include the signed and completed Application for Permit, $50 administrative fee, copy of non-profit statement (examples of non-profit statements accepted: 501(c) determination letter from the IRS or tax statement showing 501(c) status), Event Registration Form and a completed 15-day Waiver Form if applicable.
Application forms are accepted 365 days in advance of the requested date. It is recommended that you submit your permit application as far in advance as possible.
The following paperwork must be received with your non-refundable $50 administrative fee and non profit statement by CSRAB prior to your event being approved:
A 15-day waiver form must be completed when submitting application less than 15 days prior to event. For those events that require a 15-day waiver, all fees must be received in advance of the event.
Upon receipt of your completed application materials, CSRAB will review your permit request and notify you of its decision.
Step 4: Send It In
Send your completed permit application request and supporting documents along with your $50 administrative fee to:
Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4210
Checks should be made out to: Treasurer, State of Ohio
Step 5: Approving Your Event
Upon receipt of your completed application materials and non-refundable $50 administrative fee, CSRAB will review your permit request and notify you if your event is approved or denied.
All permissible events must be in accordance with CSRAB's General Rules, as set forth by the Ohio Legislature, as well as federal, state and local laws. All CSRAB charges will be billed to the applicant after their event. The charges will be due 30 days from the receipt of your invoice.
Step 6: Statehouse Equipment and Staffing
The completed application will allow the Statehouse events team to review initial equipment and AV requirements. Event needs may change prior to the event. Clients may also incur fees which may include, but are not limited to, security, electrical hook-up and labor.
Step 7: If Your Event Requires Catering
Upon notification of the approval of your special event, you may begin working with one of the exclusive Statehouse caterers on your menu, table sets and decor. Please note that the Milo's Catering and Banquet Services holds the liquor permit and is required to provide alcohol service for all events on Capitol Square.
Step 8: Tell Us About Your Experience at the Ohio Statehouse
Thank you for choosing the Ohio Statehouse for your special event. Please help us maintain unsurpassed quality by taking a moment complete the survey below. Your honest opinion is critical to the success of future events held at Ohio's most beautiful historic landmark!