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Special Events Ordinance

Special Events Ordinance and Administrative Rules Development

On May 24, 2012, Austin City Council passed Council Resolution 20120524-089, directing the City Manager to create a special events team and identify any budgetary, ordinance, or staffing changes that would be necessary to implement the creation of a streamlined special event permitting process.

Current Ordinance and Administrative Rules

Draft Ordinance and ACE Report

Street Event Closure Notifications

Boards and Commissions

The Austin Center for Events (ACE) is a collaborative team comprised of several departments, in which each department reports to their respective commission, including the Austin Music Commission, Public Safety Commission, Urban Transportation Commission and Zero Waste Advisory Commission.

Presentations on the Special Events Ordinance: 

PowerPoint Presentation: Draft Ordinance Update (Aug-Sept 2014)

PowerPoint Presentation: Draft Special Events Ordinance - Economic Opportunity Committee (Aug 2016)