Requesting an event

This permit event application will earmark the requested date, time, and location(s) for your activity date but does not guarantee approval. A member of our team will reach out to review your permit event request details, obtain more information on your event, provide information about our Campus Rules, and help answer any additional questions you may have.

Important to know:

  • We recommend you submit requests as soon as possible. The earliest you may apply is 365 days prior to the date you request.
  • Incomplete event applications will not be accepted. Once your application is approved, your event title, event start time, and sponsor will appear on an automatically generated Campus Events Calendar  – so accuracy in the application is important.
  • DES will provide any additional records related to your event in response to a public records request.
  • Please do not advertise your activity until you are issued a permit. Your event is not approved until you complete the entire permitting process
  • Buses may not park on the Capitol Campus.
  • Additional permits maybe required depending on the scope and activity of your event. (Example: serving and preparing food).
  • Additional information may be required for your event such as an event map, event plan, safety plan (i.e. fire safety permit), and event liability insurance. Events will not be able to be permitted if the required documentation is not received within the correct time frame.
  • Facial coverings are required at events with more than 500 attendees.
  • Responding to Visitor Services. We may request additional information, a meeting, or corrections, as needed to your event request.
  • Questions/Concerns? If you need further clarification on our process, please reach out to campusevents@des.wa.gov or call us at (360) 902-8881. the campus event line if you have questions (360) 902-8881

All applicants must be 18 years old. You understand that checking this box confirms that you acknowledge and agree as a condition of this permit and as the event organizer you agree to follow laws, rules, Campus Use Guidelines, and other specific conditions set forth and applicable to the event. Open carry of weapons is prohibited in areas of the Capitol Campus. RCW 9.41.300 prohibits the open carry of weapons as defined in RCW 70.74.010 and applies to all buildings on campus, state legislative offices, any public legislative hearing or meeting, and west campus grounds.

Please visit the Washington State Legislature website for more information on RCW 9.41.300: Weapons prohibited in certain places—Local laws and ordinances—Exceptions—Penalty. (wa.gov)