Find out who represents you or if you know who represents you, use the House Member Information and Senate Member Information pages to see their contact information.
You can call, email, or write a letter to your legislator. To speak to your representative or senator in person, contact their office to make an appointment.
Email is most effective if it is not a blanket mailing to all members. When sending an email, remember to include your name, postal address, and phone number.
Address Format - Representatives
Representative's offices are located in the State Office Building West of the Capitol.
Honorable (Full Name)
Minnesota House of Representatives
(Room #) State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155-1298
Begin your letter: Dear Rep. (Last Name):
Address Format - Senators
Senator's offices are located in the Minnesota Senate Building North of the Capitol.
Honorable (Full Name)
Minnesota State Senate
(Room #) Minnesota Senate Building
95 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55155-1606
Begin your letter: Dear Sen. (Last Name):
There is a printable PDF roster of current members, which shows House and Senate Legislators' room numbers and phone numbers.
To find additional contact information, including downloadable lists, please see the House member information page and the Senate member information page. On each page, additional contact information for individual members is available by clicking on their name. There are links to downloadable lists of contact information for all members in Excel or CSV (which can open as an Excel spreadsheet) documents in the member information section in the right-hand column.
There is not a bulk email list available for Minnesota legislators. While email is an effective way to contact your representative or senator, it is best to address your concerns to the legislators that represent you.
You can use the Who Represents Me? page from Geospatial Information Services to find out who your elected officials are based on your address. Every member of the Legislature has an email address based on the member's name. For example, Representative Jane Doe's email address is email@example.com. Senator John Doe's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out a specific member's email address, you can look several places. The House and Senate websites have pages for each member that includes his or her email address (Members of the House of Representatives and Minnesota Senators). The Official Directory of the Minnesota Legislature (often referred to as "the red book") and the Members Directory ("the green book") contain contact information, including email addresses, for all legislators. To receive a free copy of the red or green book, or to ask a member's email address, call either House Public Information Services at 651-296-2146 or Senate Information at 651-296-0504.
You can use the Who Represents Me? page from Geospatial Information Services to find out who your elected officials are based on your address.
Additionally, you can contact the Senate Information Office, Room 231 State Capitol at 651-296-0504 or House Public Information Services in Room 175, State Office Building at 651-296-2146 to learn who represents you in both the Senate and the House.
Yes. Members of the general public are encouraged to testify before committees, though testimony will need to be arranged with committee staff prior to a scheduled hearing.
Contact the committee staff or your representative before the hearing. See the Combined Calendar for hearing dates and times.
Committees primarily focus hearings on particular bills, though occasionally they discuss issues of broad interest within the committee's jurisdiction. You can find a Senate standing committee schedule or House standing committee schedule online or call House Public Information Services at 651-296-2146 or Senate Information 651-296-0504 to find the phone numbers for committee staff or to receive a printed standing committee schedule.
In 2020 and for the duration of the 2021-2022 biennium, House and Senate rules allowed for virtual and/or hybrid committee hearings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (see Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and House Rule 10.01 ). As a result, there were deviations from some of the processes outlined below. Future legislatures may or may not continue the practice of virtual and/or hybrid hearings.
Here are 10 suggestions to make it easier to get involved:
Accommodations for people with a disability, such as sign language interpreters or large print materials, can be arranged with advance notice. See Disability Access for details.
House Public Information Services has created a series of short videos about testifying before a committee. Senate Media Services has created a video on "Tips on Testifying Before a Legislative Committee" as well.
The Legislative Publications web page links to free publications providing session information, mailing lists, fiscal information, reports, and Revisor's manuals and guides.
The green and red member directories are joint publications of the Minnesota House and Senate. The green book, or Members Directory, is published near the beginning of the first year (odd year) of a biennial legislative session - usually in February. It contains pictures, biographical information, committee assignments, and contact information for all 134 representatives and 67 senators. It also lists key House and Senate staff and certain joint offices. The red book, the Official Directory of the Minnesota Legislature, is published during the second year (even year) of the biennium. It contains additional information, such as the permanent rules of both the House and the Senate, joint rules, and statutory and constitutional provisions relating to the Legislature.
Green and red books are available at the House Public Information Services in Room 175, State Office Building, 651-296-2146, and Senate Information Office, Room 231, State Capitol, 651-296-0504. Limited copies are mailed.
The blue book or Minnesota Legislative Manual, is published by the Secretary of State's Office. It includes detailed information about the three branches of government, constitutional officers, and election statistics for certain offices over the state's history, as well as detailed information from the most recent election. The blue book also contains the state constitution and a history of proposed constitutional amendments.
Copies of the blue book are available to the public, free of charge, in Room 180, State Office Building, or call 651-215-1440 to order one. Most manuals, back to 1860, are also available electronically.
Session Daily, an online news source, is updated daily during session with the day's House actions, and when news from the House warrants.
To subscribe to Session Daily, call House Public Information Services at 651-296-2146 or 1-800-657-3550, or complete the email subscription form, which is where you can sign up for a variety of notifications from the House.
The Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate produce and distribute unedited television coverage of all House and Senate floor sessions, select committee hearings, press conferences, and other issue-oriented programming. Programming is broadcast weekdays during the legislative session from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., with extended evening and weekend coverage available for debates on high-profile issues. All broadcast programming is closed-captioned. See the House and Senate Broadcast Television Schedule page for a list of upcoming broadcast events and a channel guide.
All House and Senate television programming is webcast live over the internet. The live webcast service allows viewers to watch additional coverage not provided on the television channels or to watch extended evening coverage. In addition, all television programming is archived and made available on the Legislative Media Archive page as well as the House and Senate websites. Webcast programming is captioned.
See the House audio and video pages for House live and House archived coverage and see the Senate Media Services pages for Senate live and archived video and Senate live and archived audio.
Yes. The Request Capitol Access page provides information from the Commission Serving Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled may contact the Senate and House via their preferred Telecommunications Relay Service.
Minnesota Relay Service is a free service that uses a specially trained communications assistant (CA) to facilitate the telephone conversations between a person who has a hearing loss or speech disability and the person with whom they wish to speak. All calls are confidential. To make a Minnesota Relay call dial 7-1-1.
In order to provide accessibility for meetings with legislators, legislative committee hearings, and House and Senate floor sessions, the Legislature contracts with Keystone Interpreting Solutions to provide legislative sign language interpreting services. Interpreting services are also available for hearings or meetings with legislators in Greater Minnesota.
To request legislative interpreting services, call 651-454-7275 (voice) through their website's Request an Interpreter page or
request by email.
Please make your request a minimum of 36 hours before the service is needed. You may also request legislative interpreting services from the committee administrator or committee legislative assistant that is planning the committee meeting you want to attend.
You may also request legislative interpreting services by contacting the Legislative Coordinating Commission at 651-296-9002, at 651-296-1121, or at 651-296-0099.
For CART services, contact the Legislative Coordinating Commission at 651-296-9002, at 651-296-1121 or at 651-296-0099. Please make your request a minimum of 36 hours before the service is needed.
The Minnesota Senate has sound reinforcement systems for use in hearings rooms in the Minnesota Senate Building. The systems, for the exclusive use of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, are available for the duration of a particular meeting and must be returned immediately following the meeting. Senate receivers may be signed out during normal business hours from the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, room G-430, Minnesota Senate Building. For meetings lasting beyond normal business hours, receivers are to be returned to the committee staff. Call the Sergeant-at-Arms at 651-296-1119 for further information.
The Minnesota House has sound reinforcement systems in the 10 hearing rooms in the State Office Building. The systems, for the exclusive use of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, are available for the duration of a particular meeting and must be returned immediately following the meeting. House receivers for State Office Building hearing rooms may be signed out during normal business hours from the House Sergeants' Office, Room G-85, State Office Building. For meetings lasting beyond normal business hours, receivers are to be returned to the committee staff. Call the House Sergeant's Office at 651-296-4860 for further information.
Capitol Hearing Rooms, including the House Hearing Room 120, and the House Gallery have a telecoil loop sound reinforcement system. Standard headphones and T-loop neckloops are available from the Minnesota Historical Society front desk during normal business hours. The front desk is in the Capitol: room 126 on the first floor to the right side of the main (south) entrance.
Yes. Public galleries are accessible from the third floor of the Capitol. No passes are required except for opening day and when the Legislature meets in joint session. The Sergeant-at-Arms may be contacted for seats for groups in the galleries. No visitors are allowed on the floor of the Senate. Some visitors are allowed on the House floor, but they must obtain permission. No smoking is permitted on the floor of the Senate, the House, or in the galleries. Public photos are prohibited. Staff photographers in both the House and Senate are allowed to photograph proceedings. Applause, demonstrations, and food and beverages are also prohibited in the galleries.
Yes. Here is a list of available services.
To purchase a copy of a House video please contact House Public Information, 175 State Office Building; (651) 297-1338 - $12.50 per item produced. The Senate does not provide copies of audio/video.
If an individual wishes to listen to the recording of a committee meeting or floor session, public computers are located in the Legislative Reference Library, 651-296-8338, Room 645, State Office Building.
Approval and coordination of special events and public rallies within Capitol Complex buildings and grounds is managed by the Department of Administration.
See also the FAQ: How do I schedule a press conference or reserve a room at the Capitol?
For information about access to Capitol spaces contact the Department of Administration at 651-201-2300. To reserve a Senate hearing room, please fill out the Request for Use of Senate Facilities form. Contact the Senate Sergeant at Arms at 651-296-0866 with any questions. To reserve a House hearing room, please contact the House Speaker's Office at 651-296-0306.
See also the FAQ: Who do I contact to schedule an event at the Capitol?
Yes, all committee hearings are open to the public, including conference committee hearings. Use the Combined Legislative Meeting Calendar to find hearing times and locations.
Many hearings are live-streamed online (some audio and some video) or broadcast live on television. Recordings are also available online. Access live and recorded meetings on the Legislature's Multimedia page. For access to older recordings, consult the Legislative Reference Library's Legislative Media Archive.
The Civic Engagement Resources page includes general information about state government, the Minnesota Legislature, how a bill becomes a law, and how high schoolers and college students can get involved.
Additionally, there is a Minnesota State Symbols Coloring Book and a Minnesota House of Representatives Puzzle Book for younger students.