At the request of Senator Collins, American flags can be flown over the United States Capitol for any Mainer who wishes to purchase one.  Flags come with a custom flying certificate and are commonly flown to commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, retirements, and holidays.  American flags are available in two materials, nylon or cotton, and in two sizes, 3’x 5’ or 5’x 8’. Before submitting a flag order, please allow at least three weeks to account for processing time.


There are two ways to purchase a flag, or a flag flown over the United States Capitol:


1.            Online: Please click HERE. This link will direct you to, a safe and secure service provided by the United States Treasury. There you will complete the form, provide payment, and submit your request.


2.            Standard Mail: Please print and complete a request form. The completed form and accompanying check can be mailed to Senator Collins’ nearest constituent service center.


If you have any questions regarding flag requests, please call the DC office at 202-224-2523. 

Please note:

•             Flags are flown year round except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

•             Pre-flown flags are flown over the U.S. Capitol but do not feature a specific date on the flying certificate.