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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 necessary to implement the creation of a streamlined special event permitting process.

Draft Ordinance Draft Rules

Here are the draft rules for the upcoming draft Special Events Ordinance

Special Events Ordinance Rules Summary 10/30/2017

July 2017 Update: Council to Consider Draft Ordinance in August

See what's included in the draft ordinance by clicking here or following this link: http://austintexas.gov/article/draft-special-event-ordinance-update


Draft Ordinance and ACE Report

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, Parks and Recreation BoardPublic Safety Commission, Urban Transportation Commission and Zero Waste Advisory Commission.

Presentations on the Special Events Ordinance 

Current Ordinance and Administrative Rules

Street Event Closure Notifications