The Capitol Building jurisdiction is entrusted with the care and stewardship of the U.S. Capitol, one of the most iconic and historically significant buildings in the world and the centerpiece of the Capitol campus. The jurisdiction is responsible for providing a variety of services that include: carpentry, construction, custodial, electrical, elevator, heating and air conditioning, insulation, labor, masonry, painting, plumbing and sheet metal services.

The jurisdiction manages the Capitol Flag Program, which had its beginnings in 1937 and allows citizens to request a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol through their congressional offices. It also supports special events held on the Capitol campus and manages the facility maintenance at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (CVC).

The jurisdiction also supports programs related to occupational safety and health, sustainability, recycling and energy management, fire detection and protection management.

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

Need Assistance?

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).


Capitol Building Projects

Capitol Building Paint Analysis and Plaster Repairs

Based on paint analysis and historic photographs, the conservators have finalized the circa 1865-1896 paint scheme, to be executed by the AOC Paint Shop. Initial work will focus on repairing plaster surfaces, followed by repainting.

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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