What is the Health and Safety Plan?
Austin Public Health works with event organizers to encourage their patrons to follow health and safety guidelines and the recommendations outlined on the Austin Center for Events website where applicable.
When is a review required?
Tier 2 Events that last four or more hours and include alcohol, food, or beverages and all Tier 3 & 4 Events require an Approved Health and Safety Plan. Information on tiers can be found here.
What is required?
Organizers must review and complete the requirements listed below, attach a labeled site plan, pay the applicable fee, and complete the signature portion.
The Health Authority may grant a variance to these requirements if the Health Authority determines that a health hazard will not result from the variance. When a special event organizer proposes to use a sanitation and water supply distribution infrastructure layout that was previously approved, the event organizer is not required to obtain a variance if the proposal matches the previously approved infrastructure layout, the proposed attendance at one time, and flow is consistent with or less than the number of attendees at one time and flow of prior events, and a health hazard will not result from its use.
Requesting a variance?
In addition to filling out this application, apply for a variance here