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Should there be a cap on third-party delivery fees? Ontario County considers local law

While enforcement has been cited as one major flaw in the prospect of controlling the maximum amount a third-party delivery service can charge- there are some other fundamental issues at play.

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors is considering the prospect of a local law, which would limit what companies like Grubhub, UverEats, and DoorDash could charge restaurants.


Why? Some feel the prices were over-inflated during the pandemic. Opponents of similar caps- which have been adopted in Monroe County- say that their workload has significantly increased as more people order delivery.

That said, a local law would cap fees at 15% for deliveries and 5% for pickup orders. A temporary cap is in place now. If the supervisors decide to move ahead with a local law it would become permanent.

A public hearing is scheduled for April 1 at 6:30 p.m.



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