Open Frisco, Open Texas

On May 19, the Frisco City Council amended its emergency ordinance to align with Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order and The Governor’s Report 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. 

"At a glance" guides for your convenience:

Governor Abbott’s Executive Order allows the following services and activities to open under Phase II:

*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. 

Opened May 22

Child play areas, interactive games, and video arcades must remain closed for May 22 business openings.

Bars (New, effective May 22)

Restaurants - up to 50% capacity (updated, effective May 22)

Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcasting, Skating Rinks (New, effective May 22)

Rodeo / Equestrian Events (New, effective May 22)

Zoos, Aquariums, Natural Caverns (New, effective May 22)

Others (New, effective May 22)

  • Drive-in concerts
  • Amateur sports events

City of Frisco Facilities at a glance (updated May 19, 2020)

Open Frisco at a glance guide (Updated May 19, 2020)

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Ready to PLAY? City of Frisco playgrounds opening May 22

Frisco Playgrounds are open on May 22, 2020

Does My Business Qualify?

Use this City of Frisco tool to calculate 25% of 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 25% capacity. You’ll also find a color-coded column signaling whether you can ‘open’ under Phase I 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

Open Texas:  Texans Helping Texans 

Collin CARES:

On Monday, May 11, the Collin County Commissioners Court took the first steps to distribute direct financial assistance for housing, utilities, and groceries; increased COVID-19 testing; personal protective equipment; and, cities’ COVID-19 costs and recovery efforts.  For more information, visit this webpage.

Denton County CARES:

(May 20, 2020) 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