Visitor Info

Legislative Building Hours

Monday-Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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The Legislative Building is open to the public year round, except on State holidays.

Admission is free.

Legislative Building (LB)

The Legislative Building (LB) is a five domed marble structure that houses the Senate and House of Representatives Chambers as well as members and staff offices and committee rooms.

Legislative Office Building (LOB)

The Legislative Office Building (LOB) houses committee rooms, members and staff offices.

Legislative Complex parking is limited to Members and authorized staff, but there are several visitor's lots nearby that are available to the public:

Visitor's lot 1

Located at the corner of Jones and Wilmington streets

Address: 140 E. Jones St Raleigh, NC 27601

Entrances: Jones and Edenton Streets

Visitor's lot 2

Located in the 300 block of North Salisbury Street in the ground Level of parking deck 75 and can also be accessed from the 300 block of North McDowell Street

Address: 329 N. Salisbury St Raleigh, NC 27603

Entrances: McDowell and Salisbury Streets

Visitor's lot 3

Located at the corner of Edenton and McDowell streets in the 2nd and 3rd level of parking deck 77

Address: 120 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Entrance: Edenton Street

Legislative Building
  • Accessible entrance on Jones Street with an automatic door
  • Elevators serve all levels with controls mounted 42 inches high
  • Benches and seats available for waiting or resting
  • Public gallery designed to accommodate wheelchairs
  • Cafeteria in basement is accessible
  • Accessible restrooms are available on all floors
  • Emergency alarms have visual signals
Legislative Office Building
  • Accessible entrance on Lane Street with an automatic door
  • Elevators serve all levels
  • Snack bar on first floor is accessible
  • Accessible restrooms are available on all floors
  • Emergency alarms have visual signals

Spaces designated for persons with disabilities are located in each of the three nearby visitor's parking lots

Auxiliary aids and services (interpreters, electric cart, assistive listening devices, etc.) can be provided with 72 hours advance notice by calling (919) 733-7044

  Legislative Building Brochure
Visitors
  • Members of the public are welcome to attend sessions from the public galleries on the third floor of the Legislative Building.
  • No passess required (seating may be limited on opening and ceremonial days)
  • Seating is on a first come basis
  • No smoking is permitted in the Legislative Complex
  • Photography is allowed
  • Applause, demonstrations, and food and beverages are prohibited in the galleries
  • The public is also welcome to attend committee meetings. See the Legislative Calendar for the full meeting schedule.
Admittance to the Senate chamber floor

Members of the Senate, members of the House of Representatives, staff of the General Assembly, staff of the Lieutenant Governor, Judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Superior Courts, the Governor and members of the Council of State, former members of the General Assembly, and persons particularly invited and extended the privileges of the floor by the Presiding Officer shall be admitted to the floor of the Senate during its session. Former members of the Senate who are registered lobbyists are not admitted to the floor of the Senate while the Senate is in session.

Admittance to the House chamber floor

Members of the House and Senate, the officers of each Chamber, permanent employees of the General Assembly who have been issued identification tags, former members, Sergeant-at-Arms staff, pages, and reporters are allowed on the House floor while the House is in session.

  Rules of State Legislative Building and Legislative Office Building

Legislative Building Cafeteria

Located in the basement

Hours:

Monday-Friday  -

Closed on State holidays

Cafeteria Menu   
Legislative Building Snack Bar

Located in the basement

Hours:

Monday-Friday  -

Closed on State holidays

May have extended hours during daily legislative sessions
Legislative Office Building Snack Bar

Located on the first floor

Hours:

Monday-Friday  -

Closed on State holidays

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