Officials in Clark County, Nev., on Tuesday approved a 15% cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery services. The emergency ordinance also prevents delivery providers from reducing drivers’ compensation while it’s in effect.
Clark County joins a list of nearly a dozen municipalities that have leveled similar caps. The caps are intended to help struggling restaurants that began to depend heavily on delivery when the pandemic shut down dining rooms in March. Many restaurants have complained about the high commissions charged by third-party services.
The latest ordinance applies to unincorporated Clark County, which has about 900,000 residents and includes the Las Vegas Strip and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It goes into effect immediately. Providers that don't comply are to be reported to the county, which will then determine what disciplinary action to take.