Presidential Inauguration Ticket Information

2013 Presidential Inauguration


Thank you for your interest in attending the Presidential Inauguration on Monday, January 21, 2013. We recognize the historic significance of the inauguration ceremony and are glad that you are planning to be in our nation’s capital to share in the experience.

The deadline to submit Inauguration ticket requests has passed.  If you submitted a request, you will receive an email in the coming weeks notifying you whether your request can be met.  If you did not submit a request by the deadline or if your ticket request could not be met, please know that you will be able to view the Inauguration ceremony from the National Mall even without a ticket.

Information about how many tickets each Congressional office will receive for the inauguration will not be available until December. Because of the logistics of this event, and because we anticipate an unprecedented number of ticket requests, no exceptions can be made to the requirements listed here. We don't yet know how many tickets our office will be allocated, but we feel certain of two things: 1) we have received far fewer tickets than the number needed to meet all requests, and 2) we will get a very limited number of seated tickets, so requesters should assume that any tickets received will not be seated.


  • Requesters and recipients of tickets from my office must be residents of Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District.
  • Inauguration ceremony tickets are provided free of charge.
  • The request form below must be filled out in its entirety.
  • We will try to meet your request, but tickets are not guaranteed.
  • There are very few tickets for seats. Most tickets will be for standing room.
  • Tickets must be picked up in my Washington, DC office during certain hours during the days preceding Monday, January 21. The dates and times my office will be open to distribute tickets will be determined closer to the inauguration.
  • Tickets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or shipped.
  • To ensure that tickets are given to their intended recipients, ID will be required when picking up tickets.
  • Tickets not picked up by 5pm on Sunday, January 20 will be forfeited.

Additional information to consider:

  • The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), which will be formed by the President-elect, is responsible for most of the official balls and galas, as well as the Inaugural Day parade. Ticket requests for these and other official events should be directed to the PIC. The PIC will not be established until after the November 6th election.
  • Parking will be severely limited on Inauguration Day. Visitors are strongly encouraged to take public transportation (
  • Public tours of the Capitol will likely be suspended during Inauguration weekend.
  • January is historically cold and wet. Crowds will be very large, and you will be in the cold for several hours during the inauguration ceremony.
  • Those who do not receive tickets will still be able to watch the proceedings from the National Mall.
  • The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies will provide information on their facebook page and website.

This web page will be updated as information about the inauguration becomes available.