Before proceeding to the loading dock or the street-level delivery site for the Ford House Office Building on Virginia Avenue, SW, all delivery vehicles (except those of the U.S. Postal Service) are required to report to the U.S. Capitol Police’s Off-Site Delivery Center for inspection:
Off-Site Delivery Center
4700 Shepherd Parkway, SW
No deliveries will be accepted unless the vehicles have been processed at the Off-Site Delivery Center. The center’s hours of operation are from 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In order to gain access to the loading docks or loading sites in the U.S. Capitol complex, delivery companies are required to have a letter on file with the U.S. Capitol Police. The letter must be on company letterhead accompanied by the signature of the owner, president, or manager. The names of all persons requesting access should be typed or printed in alphabetical order. Requests for access should contain the following information:
- Name of the delivery company
- Name of each driver and employee requiring access
- Social Security number of each driver and employee requiring access
- Date of birth of each driver and employee requiring access
- Building(s) to be accessed
- Company contact person and phone number
This information must be provided to:
United States Capitol Police
Fax: (202) 226-0571
CBO recommends that the required information be provided to the U.S. Capitol Police prior to an anticipated delivery and that a copy of the company letter requesting access be included with the shipping manifest. Requests for access must be renewed three times per year: April 30, August 31, and December 31. Any questions can be directed to the Operations Division of the U.S. Capitol Police at the telephone number listed above.