Welcome to the applicant intake page of the Austin Center for Events, or ACE. ACE is collaborative office anchored by teams from transportation, music, police, fire and EMS departments as well as other departments, agencies and facilities.
Applicants interested in submitting for a Temporary Change of Use (TCOU) and/or a Temporary Use Permit (TUP), please proceed with the steps below.
Effective October 1, 2014:
Temporary Change of Use (TCOU) applications must be submitted 21 days prior to the requested event date.
Download Austin Center for Events Application (v.2.0 released 8/29/14) [Right click - save as. Do not open in browser. 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 with as much information as possible. An ACE representative will be in touch to discuss your event requirements.
Remember: It is always best to engage the ACE as soon as you begin planning your event. 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.
Search for City-issued street event permits here. View Index of Waivers Filed here.
The Austin Center for Events Transportation Department has created at a glance a Downtown Construction Conflict Map.
To learn more about the special event roles, responsibilities and requirements of ACE please view the department and agency descriptions below.