Welcome to the applicant intake page of the Austin Center for Events, or ACE.
Current Application Deadlines
Park Events: 6 to 12 months in advance
Street/City right of way closure including parking spaces, alleys and sidewalks: 180 Days
Temporary Amplified Sound - Multi-day permit applications: 30 days
Temporary Amplified Sound - 24 hour event applications: 21 days
Temporary Change of Use (TCOU) - temporary changes to existing structures: 21 days
Temporary Use Permits (TUP) - parking lots/empty lots: 10 days
Please do not submit an application if the deadline has passed unless directed by someone in the ACE office. Submitting an ACE application doesn't guarantee a permit - during busy times deadlines may change or capacity may be reached.
Moratorium on New Downtown Street Events
Download Austin Center for Events Application (released 4/29/2016) [Troubleshooting tips here. *Mac Users please make sure to follow the troubleshooting tips]
Submit Completed Application and upload site plan/route maps
Don’t know where to start with your event?
Submit your questions to SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov. An ACE representative will be in touch to discuss your event requirements.
Many types of permits are issued on a first come, first serve basis. Any event promoters or ancillary operators that do not meet public safety and permitting approvals are at risk of being cited, arrested and/or having their events terminated.
The Austin Center for Events Transportation Department has created at a glance a Downtown Construction Conflict Map.
To learn more about the more information about ACE please view the department and agency descriptions below.