Special Events Ordinance and Administrative Rules Development

City Council adopted the special events ordinance on May 10, 2018. The current ordinance and rules and any adopted changes are posted on this page.

Current Ordinance and Administrative Rules:

Rules Changes:

Questions? Contact us: specialevents@austintexas.gov, 512-974-1000.

Special Events Task Force

The Special Events Task Force consisted of 11 voting members and 13 ex officio members comprised of the city departments that participate in the Austin Center for Events. The mission of the task force was to assess the efficacy of Ordinance No. 20180510-018, the associated rules, and Austin Center for Events (ACE) processes. The Special Events Task Force concluded its work in October 2022 with the generation of a final report with recommendations to Council for improvements to the Special Events Ordinance. On April 20, 2023, Council approved recommendations from the Task Force, and Ordinance 20230420-007 was passed.