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Spring event permit cap set

Friday, January 8, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

“Spring Festival Season” is fast approaching, and the city is getting ready. Yesterday, the Austin Center for Events announced a Feb. 5 deadline or a 120-application cap for special event permits for events that will take place between March 11 and March 20 this year. (Last year, the city had a goal of 105 permits.) According to a press release, “ACE will accept applications for Temporary Use, Temporary Change of Use, and 24-hour/96-hour Amplified Music Permits for outdoor temporary events during Spring Festival Season until 5 p.m., Feb. 5, 2016, or until 120 applications have been received, whichever occurs first. Any applications submitted after this date will not be reviewed or accepted. … ACE is currently receiving applications at an accelerated rate. Based on this, ACE is encouraging all venues to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications must include a detailed site plan and will not be accepted if they are incomplete.” The press release also explained that temporary event sound-permit cutoff times will be extended during South by Southwest to midnight from Sunday to Thursday and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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