Stores must remit payment to the City of Grand Junction on a quarterly basis.
For example, if your store collected $100 in bag fees between January 1 and March 31, you would submit a payment of $60 to the City of Grand Junction within the first week of April. If your store then collected $200 worth of fees between April 1 and June 30, you would remit $120 during the first week of July, and so on.
It is recommended remittance begin as early as April 2023 but must occur no later than April 2024. The first remittance payment must account for all fees collected starting January 1, 2023, subject to council direction. After April 2024, remittance must occur regularly on a quarterly basis. The city is considering adopting an ordinance that requires remittance starting in April 2023. Please note that if this occurs, we will be in direct contact with stores.
If the first payment is delayed, it must still account for all collected fees starting on January 1, 2023, up to that point. For example, if a store delays their remittance payment until July 2023, that remittance payment must still account for the bag fees collected during the first two quarters of 2023.