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Welcome to CityStage

Welcome to CityStage, the City of Austin's special events online hub.

CityStage is a digital portal to the Austin Center for Events (ACE), 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 Event Planning to learn more about each department's roles and responsibilities in special events.

For general inquiries email SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-1000.

Special Events Ordinance

Austin Center for Events is currently developing Administrative rules for the Special Events Ordinance adopted by City Council on May 10, 2018.

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.