Denver Caps Third-Party Delivery Fee

Commissions are capped at 15 percent, among other things.

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Fees upwards of 15 percent have been put on hold—temporarily. / michaelviphoto © 123RF.com

At its Monday, October 5 meeting, Denver City Council enacted Council Bill CB20-0935, which prevents third-party delivery services from charging more than 15 percent in commission fees through February 9, 2021.

The bill was sponsored by District 4 council member Kendra Black and will go into effect this Friday, October 9, 2020. In addition to the delivery fee cap, the bill prohibits services like Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash from listing eateries’ menus on their websites without permission, charging fees without restaurant opt-in, and reducing drivers’ pay to account for reduced fees. Delivery services can be fined up to $999.00 per violation.

Read the complete City Council order, which includes the complaint and investigative process, here.

Will this benefit your joint, or are you done with delivery apps for good? Email your experiences (and thoughts, opinions, and questions—anything, really) to askus@diningout.com

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