The Reusable Bag Ordinance Section 7 has a fine schedule for violations of the Ordinance. Separate fines are imposed for each requirement of the Ordinance that is violated. Please refer to the table on page 1 of your citation letter to determine which specific violation(s) were witnessed at your location.
Fines for violations are assessed at $100 per violation. These violations are those that are witnessed on the day of inspection, but may not persist after the inspection has concluded.
Additional inspections will be conducted to verify compliance. If violations persist after a citation is issued, subsequent Administrative Citations will be issued. Fines will double for each subsequent citation within one year. The fine will increase to $200 per violation on the second citation within one year, and $400 per violation for each subsequent citation within one year.
The maximum total fine if all possible violations are in evidence for the first citation is $300. The maximum fine doubles to $600 and $1,200 if there is a second citation, or subsequent citations within a year and all possible violations are in evidence for each citation.