Commercial General Liability

The event organizer must possess or obtain insurance to protect the City against loss from liability imposed by law for damages on account of bodily injury and property damage arising from the special event that impacts or occurs on City property, including City facilities and City streets, sidewalks, and other right-of-ways. The City will determine the necessary amount of insurance.

The insurance must name the City as an additional insured and be maintained for the duration of the special event.

Failure to maintain insurance immediately preceding, during the special event, and until the conclusion of the permit period is grounds to revoke the special event permit.

See the standard requirements (pdf) for all public events and possible coverages.
 


Fireworks

An applicant must obtain a certificate of insurance in the amounts described below:

  • Aerial displays must carry a Certificate of Insurance for a minimum of $1,000,000 (bodily injury) and $500,000 (property damage).

  • Non-aerial displays must carry a Certificate of Insurance for a minimum of $500,000 (bodily injury) and $300,000 (property damage). The City of Austin must be named as co-insured on the policy.

The City of Austin must be named as co-insured on the policy.