6/9/2020-Yesterday, City of Frederick's Mayor signed two ordinances, Ordinance G-20-13 for Temporary Outdoor Dining on Private Property and G-20-14 for Temporary Outdoor Dining on Public Property. The City has also updated their Permit Portal, which can be found at the same website or you can click HERE.
6/3/2020-Today, Mayor O'Connor announced new efforts to support City restaurants due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic- "Pop Up Dining" in Frederick. There are five opportunities available depending on a restaurant's location and proximity to features within Frederick. The five options include the use of:
6/3/2020-City of Frederick's Mayor O'Connor and Acting Police Chief Grossman addressed the City in a public briefing regarding the death of George Floyd and subsequent national response. Across the nation, this response has manifested in demonstrations. They have been monitoring these actions for several days, especially events in our immediate region.
The City of Frederick is in communication with organizers of a scheduled peaceful demonstrations. Demonstrations will be held tonight and tomorrow night at the square corner from 6pm to 7pm. Additionally, another peaceful demonstration is scheduled Friday, June 5, beginning approximately at 5pm in Mullinex Park and ending at the band shell at Baker Park. The route will incorporate All Saints Street, Market Street and 2nd Street. The Frederick Police Department is aligning its officer resources to ensure the welfare of all residents during the demonstration and will be supporting the first amendment liberties of the demonstrators. Please note there have been other demonstration flyers circulated for other times as early as 2pm that day. The City will provide information on any other events as it becomes available.
As the City of Frederick continues to reopen from COVID-19 and with the planned demonstration, they ask that business owners plan accordingly for the return to large crowds in the downtown area. As you are aware, large crowds bring more people to the sidewalks, streets and require business owners to secure any property outside that may hinder passage or could be damaged by increased traffic.
Business owners may contact the City's Department of Economic Development with any additional questions at 301-600-6360.
Click HERE to view Mayor O'Connor and Acting Police Chief Grossman's public briefing.
Click HERE to for more information (this will direct you to the City of Frederick's website).
6/1/2020-The Liquor Board was advised that in order for the Food Control Office (one of the reviewing agencies for temporary outdoor dining), to review your plans, please provide the following:
5/30/2020-The Liquor Board was advised late yesterday that the new temporary permit forms would need to be completed to those partnering agencies in order to allow for inspections and the safety of the community. Staff has sorted through the request that our agency has received and would like to share the supporting links. Please see the instructions below to be a guidance tool.
The Liquor Board form should be submitted as requested. This gives our agency the ability to track who is applying and to be a resource to our licensees. We want be available to assist with Fast-tracking the request through our partnering agencies.
Frederick County Permits Office:
Included in the application is the State of Maryland guidelines for Best Practices for Businesses to Reopen Restaurants.
For additional information, visit https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/7974/Permits-and-Inspections.City of Frederick:
Frederick County Liquor Board:
Temporary Outdoor Dining
4/9/2020-An update from Governor Hogan: During these unprecedented times, there is a heighten need for critical resources. Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions and links for resources.
3/30/2020- Executive Order of 3/30/2020 at this time nothing has changed for establishments. We are aware there are rumors on social media and we ask you to check this website or your email first. As information changes and becomes available we will continue to update our website and send out email communications.
3/23/2020 1:00 p.m. - In an attempt to address many concerns with the latest Governor's Executive Order, please see the below OLC and Executive Order. Below are the answers to questions flooding in to our phone lines right now.
To reach staff click here.