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CityStage is the digital portal connecting you to the Austin Center for Events (ACE).

ACE, is a collaborative office designed to streamline special event permitting. ACE is anchored by teams from transportation, music, police, fire and EMS departments as well as other departments, agencies and facilities. Visit our Event Planning page to find out how to get started with your special event in Austin. For general inquiries email SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-1000.

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Special Events Ordinance

Austin Center for Events worked with community stakeholders to develop proposed administrative rules for the Special Events Ordinance adopted by City Council on May 10, 2018.

The proposed rules were adopted on February 25, 2019. The adopted special events ordinance rules can be viewed here .

The public has 30 days to appeal any adopted rule(s). An appeal is initiated by filing an appeal statement which includes name, address, telephone number, rule number being appealed and a short explanation of why this rule should be appealed. All appeals must be in writing and must be delivered to the clerk's office in person or via email to city.clerk@austintexas.gov.  To download an appeal statement form click here.

The adopted SEO rules are effective April 1, 2019

New Approved Application Submission Deadlines:
Tier 1 = 3 days from first event day
Tier 2 = 30 days from first event day
Tier 3 = 120 days from first event day
Tier 4 = 180 days from first event day

To learn more about the ordinance and rules development process click here.


Temporary events must comply with the Texas Architectural Barrier Act in Texas Government Code 469, the Texas Accessibility Standards in Texas Administrative Code Chapter 68, and Texas Human Resources Code Chapter 121. For additional information, please read A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People With Disabilitites published by the ADA National Network.