How will the Ordinance be enforced?

Following the rollout, enforcement will be complaint-driven, through online reporting or a hot line, and enforced by the City’s Department of Fire Marshal and Permit Services. Community members can report non-compliance via the City’s reporting system available at MyLaurel MD app.

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1. Why did the City make these updates?
2. When does this Ordinance go into effect?
3. Why Restrict Single-Use Plastic Bags?
4. Why charge for Paper Bags?
5. Is this a Tax?
6. How does this Ordinance Work?
7. Are there any Exemptions?
8. Are Restaurant Carry-Out bags included in the Ordinance?
9. How will the Ordinance be enforced?
10. What qualifies as a “Reusable Bag”?
11. I'm a business owner and need help!