Requesting an event

Important to know: • We recommend you submit requests as soon as possible, up to one year in advance of your requested event date. • Government activities receive first priority for space use, and may be submitted more than one year in advance—a government designation means an activity that is by and for the conduct of state government business. • Once your application is approved, your event title, event start time and sponsor will appear on an automatically generated public calendar – so accuracy in the application is important. • Please do not advertise your activity until you are issued a permit. • Buses may not park on the Capitol Campus. • As of Nov. 30, 2018, new rates for some support services are in effect. • Call the campus event line if you have questions (360) 902-8881

Please Note: The information you submit on your event application becomes a public record. DES will disclose this information as follows:

  1. Upon event permit approval, DES will post information you submit in your permit application the Campus Events Calendar .
  2. DES will provide any additional records related to your event in response to a public records request.
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
* Type of Activity: 


Fees are required for services provided by the Department of Enterprise Services for all activity types. Please view our fee schedule page. The event coordinator will contact you regarding the application processing fee and the method of payment.

State government activities have first priority for the use of the Capitol buildings and grounds.  If no conflict with state government activities exists, we will process permit applications for other uses on a first-come, first-served basis.

Only complete applications will be accepted. Submitting an application does not mean your activity is approved.