Frederick Reopens

Capacity Calculator for Re-Opening

Many of the Executive Orders regulating businesses through the reopening process note fire code capacity as an indicator for gathering limits. The Building Department’s "Capacity Calculator" to support your preparations can be found here.


Food Service & Outdoor Seating: 

As limitations on restaurants & food service establishments are eased, we recommend you consult the FDA’s Restaurant ReOpening Check-list, as well as the Frederick County Health Department’s Food Control Office for new guidelines  & best practices. 

  • Existing Outdoor Dining Spaces:

    • As of 5pm on May 29, food service establishments in The City of Frederick are permitted to reopen all previously approved outdoor dining areas (i.e. existing sidewalk cafes, patio areas) in accordance with new Health Department requirements for safe social distances. 
  • Expanding Your Outdoor Dining Opportunities:

    • Check out the "Pop-Up Dining" Permits Portal to explore new opportunities for expanding your outdoor dining operations this summer in The City of Frederick.