How do I get an American flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol?

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(From our “What’s the deal with…?” page that answers questions commonly asked by visitors to Washington, DC. Below, we explain how to order your flag and provide links to directories at the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. We do not sell flags, and we can not order flags for you.)

All Americans can get a flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol at a very reasonable price by placing an order directly with your elected members of Congress.

Nylon and cotton American flags in a variety of sizes are available directly from your Representative and Senators‘ offices as a constituent service. Please check with their offices for the latest flag prices. Many Representatives and Senators have order forms on their web sites – flag order information is typically found under “Constituent Services.”

The cost of a flag when ordered directly from your Representative or Senator’s office is very reasonable. In addition to a reasonable charge for the flag and for postage, if you want the flag flown over the Capitol, there is an additional, mandatory fee of $8 (2017) to recover the costs of flying the flag over the Capitol and providing the certificate that comes with it.

What Your Member of Congress Can Do for You

You can have the flag flown “in honor of” or “in memory of,” and you can request a specific date – for example, a birthday or anniversary – that the flag be flown.

If the flag is to be flown over the Capitol, place your request directly with your Representative or Senator‘s office no less than two weeks or more than two months in advance of the date you wish to have the flag flown. Payment must be made by check or money order; some offices accept credit cards. You should allow 4 to 8 weeks for delivery.

Please note: to get a flag flown over the Capitol you should contact your Representative or Senators directly: flag order information is typically found under “Constituent Services” on their official web site.

TheCapitol.Net does not sell or arrange for the sale of flags flown over the Capitol.

 
 


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