A special event permit is not required for a spontaneous event for which an attendee or event organizer cannot provide the level of advance notice required by this chapter (i.e., an event occasioned by recent news or current affairs) that is conducted solely on city right-of-way or parkland.

A spontaneous event is subject to other law.

To help ensure public safety, an organizer of a spontaneous event is not required to, but is encouraged to, notify the Austin Police Department of the date, time, place, and an estimate of the approximate number of persons who will be participating.

If an organizer wishes to use any part of the public right-of-way to march and wishes to occupy the roadway, an ACE application is required to ensure a police escort is in place for the public safety of all motorists and participants.  
 

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