Farmington Hills Approves Temporary Outdoor Sales to Increase Local Business Capacity

Farmington Hills Approves Temporary Outdoor Sales to Increase Local Business Capacity

The City of Farmington Hills is now making it easier for retail stores, barbers, beauty salons, restaurants, and bars to take their business outside as coronavirus restrictions ease in Michigan.

Underscoring their commitment to the success of local businesses, the Farmington Hills City Council voted unanimously to temporarily relax zoning regulations to allow for extended outdoor seating and customer service areas at existing businesses in the City.

“Farmington Hills understands the importance of a safe and healthy reopening of its local economy,” said Economic Development Director Samantha Seimer.  “But we also understand the strain that limited occupancy and social distancing have created for many of our businesses.”  Seimer added that City staff is committed to issuing these temporary licenses in a timely matter.

All businesses that receive the Temporary Outdoor Sales License must comply with the requirements of social distancing and other regulations in accordance with applicable Executive Orders issued by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Restaurants and eligible businesses interesting in applying for a Temporary Outdoor Sales License may apply at  Completed applications should be submitted to the Planning and Community Development Department.

For more information, contact City Planner Mark Stec at or 248-871-2544, or contact Economic Development Director Samantha Seimer at or 248-871-2506.

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