Order a Flag Flown Over the Capitol


Every year, an average of more than 100,000 flags are flown over the U.S. Capitol at the request of Members of Congress. The tradition began in 1937, and is used to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, the work of civic organizations and various other special occasions.

Submit Flag Requests Online

  • Click here to submit your flag request online. You will be redirected to Pay.gov, a secure website run by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Accepted forms of payment include ACH debit, credit card and PayPal.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Online flag requests must be submitted no later than one week prior to the requested fly date. Requests for flags with no specific fly date will be flown on the next available date. Once flown, flags will be shipped via standard postal mail to the address provided and take approximately 2-3 weeks for delivery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.