Capitol Events Information
General Services (GSD) manages event planning and permits for the Capitol Rotunda, various locations on the Capitol grounds, and across the Capitol complex for special events such as luncheons, displays, and rallies. Private events, weddings, receptions, and parties are prohibited.
GSD may impose appropriate conditions and restrictions on rallies for general safety purposes. Use permits must be in the possession of the event organizer at all times during the event or rally.
To accommodate requests of other event organizers, GSD may limit the amount of time the State grounds and the Rotunda may be scheduled.
The State may cancel a scheduled event if the location is required for an official State function. In such cases, GSD will notify the contact person as soon as possible, and every effort will be made to allow for rescheduling the event.
There is no cost for obtaining a permit. Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. GSD requires 48-hour notice prior to an event. Events may be scheduled up to one year in advance.
The holder of the permit shall accept financial liability for any damages to state property by members of his or her party and further agrees to leave the area clean.
Permits for noise, traffic control, and street closures must be obtained from the City of Helena by calling (406) 447-8000.