Pasco County Allows Restaurants to Expand Outdoor Dining Options

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Pasco County Allows Restaurants to Expand Outdoor Dining Options

~~Restaurants may temporarily expand outdoor seating without a permit~~

PASCO COUNTY, FL  —-  In an effort to provide flexible options to local restaurants as they reopen under reduced capacity guidelines outlined in Governor DeSantis’ Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan, Pasco County will temporarily allow expanded outdoor seating for open-air dining.  Restaurants may temporarily use parking spaces and other areas of their property for outdoor dining without submitting a permit application.

Pasco County Restaurant Recovery – Phase 1:

  • A permit is not required for temporary outdoor seating expansion
  • Expansion is restricted to parking spaces and allowable areas
  • Social distancing rules of 6 feet or more remain in effect
  • Expanded seating may be used during normal business hours
  • This allowance expires when full-capacity indoor dining returns

Restrictions apply.  For a complete list of rules, please visit:

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For questions about expanded open air dining, please contact Pasco County Customer Service at (727) 847-2411 or email Planning and Development at:


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