Open Frisco, Open Texas

On June 26, Governor Greg Abbott issued a revised Executive Order that slows his plan to  ‘Open Texas’ 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.  Read recommended state 'Checklist' here.

"At a glance" guides for your convenience:

Frisco City Council Amends Emergency Ordinance, Extends Disaster Declaration (August 5, 2020)

On August 4, the Frisco City Council amended its Emergency Ordinance continuing the Mayor's amended disaster declaration of public health emergency. This ordinance will remain in effect through August 18, 2020 unless extended by Council.

Governor Abbott extends Statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

(July 10, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Outdoor gatherings: Request form

Complete this form if the gathering does not meet any of these exclusions under paragraphs 1,2, and 4 of GA-28.  Please allow 72 hours for review.
Request for Outdoor Gatherings Form

Masks Required Statewide in Public Spaces 

(July 2, 2020) Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order GA-29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces.  Exceptions include, but not limited to, children under 10; eating, drinking or seated in restaurants; exercising outdoors; swimming; and driving with family passengers. This order became effective July 3 at noon.  Read full release

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Open Frisco: Restaurants - Expanded outside dining options (Updated: June 18, 2020)

The City of Frisco is committed to helping restaurants open as safely as possible. Restaurant owners interested in temporarily expanding outdoor seating availability to maximize capacity are welcome to contact Development Services. 

Please contact: Philip Climer, Building Official at 972-292-5338, or by Email.

Local Grants

Visit our Local Grants page to learn more about the City of Frisco county-based grants available to qualified Frisco residents negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   You can also click on the interactive PDF below to learn more.

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Open Frisco at a glance guide (Updated July 9, 2020)

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(June 3, 2020) Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-26 allows for more business openings, increased capacities under Phase III 

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

*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. 

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

Resources for Texas Workers

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