Open Frisco, Open Texas

On June 2, the Frisco City Council amended its emergency ordinance to align with Governor Greg Abbott’s revised Executive Order and The Governor’s Report to ‘Open Texas’ which makes way for more business openings, increases capacities.  All essential businesses remain open under the operating guidelines previously provided by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

"At a glance" guides for your convenience:

Now Accepting - Collin and Denton Emergency Housing and Living Assistance Grants: 

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Collin CARES: 
Emergency Housing & Living Assistance (EHLA) Grants through Collin County are now available to Frisco residents in Collin County beginning June 1.  CARES Funding from the US Treasury will fund programs for residents that meet the requirements of the program. Learn more in this FAQ about Collin County’s EHLA Program.  

Denton County CARES: 
Denton County Commissioners unveiled their plans this week for $147 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act that provided payments to states and local governments impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See full Release

For further information, please email Community Development Manager Sarah Carroll.

Open Frisco at a glance guide (Updated June 4, 2020)

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Governor Abbott’s Executive Order allows for more business openings, increased capacities under Phase III:

*A state recommended ’checklist’ is provided for each business type, as well as a ’checklist’ for patrons.  For the Latest updates to these ’checklists’ please visit the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas webpage. 

(June 3, 2020) Governor Abbott Announces Phase III To Open Texas 
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50% capacity, with very limited exceptions. Business that previously have been able to operate at 100% capacity may continue to do so, and most outdoor areas are not subject to capacity limits.  

Check out the latest Open Frisco ’At A Glance’ guide to learn more.

VisitFrisco guide for Dine-In Reopened Restaurants

Does My Business Qualify?

Use this City of Frisco tool to calculate your business capacity.

Access the tool here

Enter your business name or address and hit ‘return’. The tool will show your approved maximum occupancy and calculate your capacity. You’ll also find a color-coded column signaling whether you can ‘open’ under Phases I or II of the ‘Open Texas’ plan. Similar to a traffic signal, ‘Green’ means ‘Yes, you can open’. ‘Red’ means ‘No, you cannot open yet’ and ‘Yellow’ means ‘Slow down and call us.’

Need help? Call 972-292-6495 or email

If your business is listed but does not return an occupancy or you believe the occupancy is incorrect, you may submit a request for Maximum Occupancy Determination or Appeal to the Building Inspections Division for consideration by emailing the attached for to the email address above.  Maximum Occupant Load Determination Form (PDF)

Expedited Permitting Process

We are excited there is movement toward opening Texas businesses back up in a phased and safe manner. We’re providing information to assist businesses preparing to open as soon as possible after restrictions are lifted.

While the documents do not change any current emergency ordinance provisions in place, the documents do provide information about an expedited process for any permitting businesses that may need to re-open or continue to operate on a limited-service basis. Please feel free to contact us by email or phone (listed in the documents) with any questions. We look forward to assisting you!

Resources for Small Businesses

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