Congressional offices -- which will be responsible for doling out the most-coveted inauguration tickets ever -- report overloaded phone lines from eager constituents and most have posted instructions on securing tickets on their websites.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz also posted a warning about ticket scams: tickets to the ceremonies are free and distributed via members of Congress -- but several websites and ticket outlets already claim to have tickets to sell. Tickets, however, won't be distributed to congressional offices until the week before the inaugration and will be required to be picked up in person.
"Any website or ticket broker claiming that they have inaugural tickets is simply not telling the truth," said Howard Gantman, staff director for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. "We urge the public to view any offers of tickets for sale with great skepticism."