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

1VAC30-100-30. General regulation requirements.

A. All events scheduled on Capitol Square must be permitted through the department. An Application for Use of Capitol Square form must be completed and the application and the Rules of Capitol Square must be signed by the individual who will be the permittee. For government functions on Capitol Square, the government entity must complete and submit an Agency Application for Use of Capitol Square to the department for approval. The application for each type of event can be found at

B. Rules for the use of Capitol Square can be found on the department's website at

C. Capitol Square shall be closed to the public from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily, except for the conduct of official Commonwealth business. Capitol Square may be closed at any time for inclement weather or other necessity, or to protect the public from health or safety hazards, in the determination of the Governor or department. The Division of Capitol Police may close Capitol Square temporarily for law-enforcement purposes. The Chief of Police shall immediately notify the director or the director's designee if the Capitol Police close Capitol Square.

D. Capitol Square is primarily for the operation and function of government and nothing will be permitted that would interfere with those functions.

E. No activities will be permitted that will harm or destroy the natural, horticultural, or architectural beauty of or that will harm the physical condition or safety of Capitol Square or structures on Capitol Square, including the surrounding historic fence.

F. No activities will be permitted that violate Virginia or federal law or threaten the health, safety, or welfare of persons on Capitol Square.

G. Commercial activities are not permitted on Capitol Square.

H. An event is not considered approved until the department has issued a permit.

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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