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Insider's Guide to the NCGA

The NC General Assembly is our house! Learn your way around.


NC Legislative Building: 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh

House and Senate chambers and some offices. Enter the galleries via the top floor.

Legislative Office Building (LOB): 300 N. Salisbury Street

One block from Legislative Building, and connected by a courtyard. Offices and hearing rooms.

Contact your legislators: State Representatives here, State Senators here.

For information about accessibility, see here.


There are restrooms on all floors of the Legislative Building and Legislative Office Building (LOB). 

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There are three visitor's lots - see here.


Our favorite lot is 333 N. Salisbury. 



We recommend: somewhat professional, as for a casual business meeting. But wear comfortable shoes – the offices are far apart.


Please do not wear a NoC t-shirt to a lobby day. You will attend as part of the nonpartisan sponsoring organization, not as an emissary for NoC. Thanks!

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• You will go through a metal detector to enter the Legislative Building. Allow extra time. 

• Signs on "hand sticks" are prohibited.

• No smoking is permitted in the Legislative Complex.

• Photography is allowed.

• Visitors are seated in the chamber galleries on a first-come basis.

• Applause and demonstrations are prohibited in the galleries.

• Food and beverages are prohibited in the galleries.



See snack/dining options in the legislative buildings here.

You may bring your own food, but not into the chamber galleries. 

We like the Daily Planet Cafe for lunch.



You can listen to audio of the proceedings here.

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