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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 30. Department of General Services
Chapter 100. Regulations for Capitol Square
8/19/2022

1VAC30-100-15. Purpose.

A. Virginia's Capitol Square is the Commonwealth's executive and legislative center and an architecturally and historically significant area located in downtown Richmond. The Department of General Services, pursuant to Chapter 11 (§ 2.2-1100 et seq.) of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia, is charged with maintaining and operating the historic Capitol Square. Under this authority, the department establishes this regulation for use of Capitol Square.

B. The Department of General Services permits persons, organizations, or groups to use Capitol Square grounds for various purposes and events when the use will not interfere with or disrupt governmental functions. The purpose of this regulation is to establish standards for the use of Capitol Square as well as the acceptance, processing, review, and disposition of permit applications for events on Capitol Square to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public; coordinate multiple uses of public grounds; preserve public spaces; preserve the aesthetic appearance of historic buildings and grounds; preserve the rights of individuals to free expression; and protect the Commonwealth from financial losses.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-1144 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 18, eff. May 25, 2022.

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