Finance

We manage the City's financial affairs and maintain accounting records and financial reporting. Information on Budget, Purchasing, Sales Tax, and Utility Billing can be found on their respective pages.

Colorado's 10 Cent Carryout Bag Fee

What:

Because of a state law passed in 2021, Colorado will begin phasing out single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene products—such as takeout containers.

There are some exceptions:

  • Small businesses, which the state describes as any business with three or fewer locations.
  • Pharmacies and dry cleaners can continue to use plastic bags.
  • Bags can continue to be used to wrap frozen foods, meat, seafood, plants, and bulk goods that would otherwise be contaminated.
  • The law does not include farmers and roadside markets.

When:

The phase-out starts in 2023 when the state will require most businesses to charge a 10 cent fee for all single-use plastic carryout bags or recycled paper carryout bags. 

In 2024, the state will prohibit the use of single-use plastics and polystyrene—however customers can still pay the 10 cent fee for recycled paper carryout bags.

Stores are required to display a sign alerting customers about the fee. 

What happens with the money:

In 2024, state law will require stores to give 60 percent of carryout-bag-fee revenue to the municipality or county where the store is located on a quarterly basis.

The law says municipalities and counties can only use the carryout bag fee revenue to pay for administrative and enforcement costs; and any recycling, composting, or other waste diversion programs and related outreach and education activities.

City of Greeley officials will provide an update to Council once revenue streams become clearer after the legislation takes effect. Discussions on how the funding should be applied will also take place with Council at that time.


Dog and Cat Licensing

Any person residing in the City of Greeley owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of a dog or cat needs to obtain a license for such animal. Applications for dog or cat licenses are taken at the City of Greeley Finance Department, 1000 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80631 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Contact Us

Finance

1000 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

970-350-9731 tel
970-350-9736 fax
finance@greeleygov.com