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Today: Flags at Half-Staff

U.S., NC Flags at Half-Staff Until Interment of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
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Your Guide to Flying Flags in North Carolina

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Your Guide to Flying Flags in North Carolina

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Displaying Flags

  • Flags should be flown sunrise to sunset. 
  • Flags may be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated.
  • Only all-weather flags should be displayed during inclement weather.


  • The NC flag should never be placed above the U.S. flag. If on the same level, the NC flag should be placed to the right of the U.S. flag. 
  • When on the same staff, NC flag should be under the national flag. When flown from adjacent staffs, the U.S. flag should always be hoisted first and lowered last.

Flying Flags at Half-Staff

  • Flags may be flown at half-staff only by Presidential proclamation (which affects federal buildings, grounds, and naval vessels) or by the Governor’s order (which affects state facilities).
  • The flag is hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to half-staff. The flag is then raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.
  • The flag of North Carolina may not be displayed at full staff while the United States flag is at half-staff.

Purchasing NC & U.S. Flags

Official United States and State of North Carolina flags are available to purchase from the NC Department of Administration.

Please be aware that all flag purchases picked up or delivered within the state of North Carolina are subject to North Carolina state and county tax. If you are Tax Exempt, you must provide and attach proof within the online form.

NOTE: Due to roof construction at the NC State Capitol, we will be unable to fly flags over the Capitol until the anticipated completion date of July 2024. If you have any questions, you can contact Alan Mitchell at 984-236-0400 or by email at flag.request@doa.nc.gov.

You are still welcome to purchase flags using the web-based form; we are just unable to fly them or provide a certificate. We apologize for any inconvenience.