The Music & Entertainmet Division's Entertainment Services Group (ESG) is a part of Austin Center for Events (ACE), a collaborative office anchored by teams from transportation, music, police, fire, EMS, and other City departments and agencies. Together with ACE, ESG assists outdoor music venues with the City permit process, and works closely with festivals on issues related to special event permits.
Sound permits may not be issued for the use of sound equipment located within 100 feet of property zoned and used as residential. You can have amplified sound from 10am to 10pm, up to 75 decibels without a permit in a residential area.
Noise Ordinance: Chapter 9-2 (Noise and Amplified Sound)