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.
City Council adopted the special events ordinance on May 10, 2018. Austin Center for Events (ACE) will process event applications under the new ordinance starting April 1, 2019. A community panel will evaluate the effectiveness of the ordinance for one year.
To read the adopted ordinance click here
Click here to read a recap of community feedback, shared with the Austin Center for Events and City Council, that shaped the development of the special events ordinance.