The emergency order went into effect on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. The order limits the fees that can be charged to Westminster restaurants through March 31, 2021. It also requires greater transparency on receipts provided to customers.

View the executive order

This measure is taken to support local restaurants during indoor dining restrictions due to public health orders.

City staff has worked with the two largest delivery services — GrubHub and DoorDash — to ensure their participation. Both are updating their platforms for Westminster restaurants to be be compliant, and will rebate fees to restaurants back to the time the order went into effect.

NOTE: other delivery services (besides GrubHub and DoorDash) may not be aware of the emergency order. We encourage restaurant owners/operators to share the order with them to facilitate voluntary compliance.

If matters cannot be resolved between a restaurant owner/operator and a third-part delivery service in accordance with the emergency order, the owner/operator should contact Aric Otzelberger, Community Preservation Manager, to report the issue at

This is a temporary order with an expiration of March 31, 2021, but it may be rescinded or extended by a vote of City Council if conditions warrant.

Formal ratification of this is scheduled to occur by City Council on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.