The Capitol Building jurisdiction is responsible for the care and stewardship of the U.S. Capitol.

The jurisdiction's services include carpentry, construction, custodial, electrical, elevator, heating and air conditioning, insulation, labor, masonry, painting, plumbing and sheet metal. It supports special events held on the Capitol campus and provides facility maintenance for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). In addition, the jurisdiction supports programs related to occupational safety and health, sustainability, recycling and energy management, and fire detection and protection management. The jurisdiction also manages the Capitol Flag Program, allowing citizens to request a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol via their congressional office.

Need Assistance?

Services available through the Capitol Service Center:

  • Furniture and cabinet installation
  • Leveling of document displays
  • Keys and lock-out service
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Cleaning and trash removal
  • Recycling
  • Plumbing and electrical
  • Special events set-up
  • Office and decorative painting
  • Pest Control

Contact the Capitol Service Center at 202.228.8800 or submit an Online Service Request (must be connected to Capitol Hill network to access link).

Current Major Projects

Capitol Building Projects

Olmsted Terrace Preservation

During the last 120 years, there has been little maintenance performed on the stone and conditions of the terrace have deteriorated.

Capitol Exterior Preservation - Stone and Metal

Work includes cleaning of the stone and pediment sculpture, replacement of the mortar and sealants at all of the stone joints, treatment of the carved stone and pediment sculpture, replacement of stone where elements are missing or cannot be repaired, and replacement of the bird deterrent systems. The project also includes preserving the metal lampposts, hanging lanterns and railings around the Capitol.

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Behind the Scenes

Capitol Building Self-Inspections

The Architect of the Capitol continues to evaluate how best to keep our employees safe. One of the important ways we're advancing our safety efforts is through self-inspections, which are part of the agency's Strategic Plan.
A talented employee of an Architect of the Capitol sheet metal shop.


Skillful Craftmanship

We serve in diverse roles applying both modern techniques and historical tradecrafts in the care and preservation of the Capitol campus.

Areas of Expertise