Using Public Space at the Capitol Building
Temporary rules which have been promulgated for the exterior of the Capitol building and the exterior of state property in the Capitol Mall and other state facilities are listed below. These temporary rules can also be found on the Administrative Rules website and the May 1, 2013 Administrative Rules Bulletin.
Capitol Building – General Information
Capitol Building Hours
- During Legislative Sessions:
- Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- During the Interim Between Legislative Sessions:
- Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Public events may be scheduled as indicated in the sections below.
Scheduling Public Events on the 4th Floor or Capitol Meeting Rooms
For scheduling public events on the 4th floor of the Capitol building, contact either the President Pro Tem of the Senate's office at 332-1302, or the Speaker of the House's office at 332-1111. See these guidelines for more information.
For information on scheduling Meeting Rooms in the Capitol, including the Capitol Auditorium, refer to the details available on the Legislature’s website at: http://legislature.idaho.gov/capitol/capitol_building.htm.
Scheduling Public Events on the Jefferson Street Steps or 2nd Floor Rotunda
The Jefferson Street steps and the 2nd floor rotunda may be scheduled through the Department of Administration Facilities Services for public events. By Idaho Code, we are able to reserve these spaces during Capitol building hours as listed above. There is no fee for the use of these two venues at the Capitol building for public events.
The Jefferson Street steps may be scheduled for up to four (4) hours, and the 2nd floor rotunda may be scheduled for up to eight (8) hours, including set up and take down.
If requested one (1) week in advance, a podium, public address system, and electrical outlet may be made available for events on the Jefferson Street steps. The public address system has a one (1) hour time limit and must not be moved by the user. Public address systems are not permitted for events on the interior of the Capitol Building in order to minimize disruptions to offices conducting business. The event must provide any other items needed, including extension cords, tables, chairs, and so forth.
Scheduling Procedures (Jefferson Street Steps and 2nd Floor Rotunda)
The following information and procedures are applicable to the scheduling of public events on the Jefferson Street steps or the 2nd floor rotunda at the Capitol building ONLY.
Individuals or organizations seeking to schedule events at the Capitol building must:
- Familiarize themselves with the IDAPA Rules for the Idaho State Capitol
- Sign and submit a Public Event Request/Statement of Responsibility Form
A completed request form can be submitted to Facilities Services:
- in person: 502 N. 4th Street, Boise, ID
- by mail: P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0072
- by fax: 208.334.4031
- by email: CapitolBuildingFrontSteps@adm.idaho.gov
For questions on the request form, process for requesting an event, or to ask if a certain date or time is available for your event, you may contact Facilities Services/Capitol Mall Services by phone at 208.332.1930.
Only upon confirmation by Facilities Services and receipt (by mail, fax, or in person) of a completed Statement of Responsibility form will the event be officially scheduled. At that time, a confirmation number will be provided to the contact person for the event.
Note: The State reserves the right to cancel a scheduled event if the location is required for an official State function, including but not limited to use by an elected official. In such case, Facilities Services will notify the contact person as soon as possible, and every effort will be made to reschedule the event.
Events on Other Capitol Mall Properties
Events on Capitol Mall properties other than the Capitol Building do not require completion of the Public Event Request/Statement of Responsibility form. Individuals or organizations wishing to hold events on Capitol Mall properties should familiarize themselves with IDAPA Rules for the Interior of Capitol Mall Buildings and IDAPA Rules for the Exterior of Capitol Mall Buildings.