Presidential Inauguration Tickets
The President and Vice President of the United States will be sworn into office during a ceremony on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. This inauguration ceremony will be held on the west front of the U.S. Capitol and managed by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC).
In previous years, the JCCIC provided Members of Congress a limited number of viewing area tickets to distribute to constituents, most of which are for a standing area at or near the east end of the National Mall. While we do not know what the process will look like this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are collecting requests. If you are interested, please read the information below and fill out the request at the bottom of the page. We will keep you updated as we know more.
- The JCCIC will not inform Members of Congress how many viewing area tickets will be provided until a few weeks after the presidential election.
- Submitting a request does not guarantee you will receive a ticket. Given the anticipated limited number of tickets, my office will hold a lottery to select recipients.
- People who would like to attend the inauguration are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements and related expenses.
- Attending a presidential inauguration is a physical activity and a bit of an endurance (and patience) test. In the past crowds have been large, lines are long, roadways into D.C. and the Capitol area are congested or closed, and the Washington Metro subway system features long wait times due to crowds. Washington D.C. can be very cold in January--all viewing areas are outdoors and standing only, and even the ticketed areas can be very crowded.
- The JCCIC does not release the actual tickets to Members of Congress until about a week before the inauguration ceremony itself. Individuals who receive tickets will need to make arrangements to have your tickets picked up before 5:00pm January 19, 2021.
If you have additional questions, you may call Congresswoman Schrier’s DC Office at (202) 225-7761.
In light of the public health crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the President-elect has asked that Americans celebrate this historic event from the safety of their home. In order to mitigate potential spread of the disease, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in with extremely limited attendance. After consulting with public health officials, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will not hold the traditional mass gathering on the National Mall and attendance will be significantly limited.
To this end, there will be no tickets distributed to Congressional offices to provide to the public. Instead, the JCCIC will be making the event accessible to the American people through enhanced virtual opportunities to watch and participate in the inauguration.
Please know that we’ll continue to honor your interest in the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States and update you with opportunities to witness this event in a manner that is safe and responsible.