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Fort Worth Development Services assisting with reopening businesses

Posted May 1, 2020

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The Development Services Department is eager to assist businesses as they reopen.

Fort Worth businesses that closed due to COVID-19 will not be required to apply for or obtain a new certificate of occupancy or a new health inspection before they are allowed to reopen. As long as the business and the owner/tenant remain the same, the business will not need a new certificate of occupancy.

However, if the business’s power had been shut off, a new electrical inspection/release may be required to resume operations. To learn more about ordinance permits for power reconnection, visit the Development Services webpage or call 817-392-2222.

The Consumer Health section will assist residents free of charge and can conduct a brief walk-through at reopening businesses. To schedule a walk-through or to learn more, contact a health inspector or 817-392-7255.

Though the stay-at-home order is being lifted for Texas and many local businesses are opening with 25% occupancy, the Development Services Department will continue to schedule appointments through video technologies, phone, email and electronic documentation. Person-to-person appointments are not being scheduled at this time as staff implements its workplace transition plan.

For all general questions related to business reopenings, call Customer Service at 817-392-2222 or send an email.

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