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Frequently Asked Questions About the Minnesota Legislature

Is photography allowed in the Capitol building?

There are few restrictions for taking photographs in the Capitol - including using tripods/monopods or flash photography.

The restrictions are:

  • If a photo shoot requires a lot of equipment (i.e. Stand-alone lighting, taking up public space for a length of time, etc.), permission is required. Contact the Minnesota Department of Administration's Facilities Management Office at 651-201-2300.
  • In the public galleries of the House and Senate chamber while the legislature is in session, public photos are prohibited. Staff photographers in both the House and Senate are allowed to photograph proceedings.