View of the Senator John J. Hughes State Office Building.
State Office Building

Senator John H. Hughes State Office Building


333 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
United States

Senator John H. Hughes State Office Building

Building Hours

Monday - Friday

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



  • Visitors must be pre-approved and entered into the visitor management system (VMS) by an agency representative.
  • All visitors 17 years of age or older must present a valid photo ID to be issued a visitor pass through the VMS. Acceptable proof of identification is listed below.
  • Visitors 16 years old and under do not have to produce proof of identification but must be accompanied by an adult with acceptable proof of identification.
  • New York State vendors and contractors will be treated as visitors and are subject to visitor access protocols.
  • If the visitor does not have a valid photo ID, an agency staff member must come to the security desk to verify the visitor’s identity and take responsibility for the visitor.
  • All employees without a state-issued security ID card must be processed as a visitor and entered into the VMS to gain access to the building.
  • Report to the security desk, provide name and purpose of visit.
  • Present a valid photo ID.
  • Be photographed, if required.
  • Receive a visitor pass.
  • Return visitor pass to the security desk or to the designated receptacle when exiting the building.
Acceptable Proofs of Identification for Admittance to OGS Facilities

The following is a list of the acceptable proofs of identification for admittance to OGS facilities.  All such forms of identification must include a clear photograph of the individual and be unexpired.

  1. Driver’s license or non-driver ID card issued by a state or possession of the U.S.
  2. Other government-issued ID card issued by a state or possession of the U.S. (including an NYS employee ID card)
  3. U.S. Passport or a U.S. Passport Card
  4. Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  5. Foreign passport
  6. U.S. Military ID card, or
  7. U.S. Military dependent’s ID card

→See also Photo ID Requirements in OGS Buildings Frequently Asked Questions.


Public Transportation

Centro Bus: continuous routes for Genesee Street

Bicycle Storage

One moveable metal rack on sidewalk of Water Street (north) side.


Visitors to the Senator Hughes State Office Building may park on the streets surrounding the facility.

Building Offices & Services

Government Officials
  • New York State Senate
  • New York State Assembly
Retail Services
  • Melissa's Good Newsstand
Banking Services
  • ATM
Delivery & Loading Dock
  • Monday - Friday
  • 6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 15-minute load/unload limit