The weights and measures department is responsible for checking a number of things for accuracy. Some of these include:
- UPC labels on products to verify that the price marked is the price that is charged.
- We check gas pumps to make sure you are receiving the amount of gas indicated by the pump.
- Scales at groceries, meat counters, produce departments and at registers are also certified for accuracy.
- Orchards and produce stands scales are checked seasonally.
- Scales at schools are certified during certain sporting events.
- Doctor's offices, weight loss clinics, and nursing homes are certified upon request.
- Commercial scales at elevators, quarries and stock yards are also checked.
- Meters on commercial gas trucks (heating oil as well as petrol).
- We also check bagged products such as feeds and mulches for weight accuracy.
If you are going into business or you are already in business and will be using a scale, please contact our office for more information. Not all scales can be certified.
Check the National Type Evaluation Program for a certificate of conformance, this will list the acceptable scales for commercial use.
You will need a manufacturer name and model to check for the certificate on the NTEP website link, which is below.
There should be a label on the scale with all the information including serial# & capacity.
These services are performed to insure the consumer is getting the value advertised on the product and protect the buyer and seller.
Further, if you believe a gas pump or scale did not perform properly for the goods you received, please contact the Auditor's Office, Weights & Measures Division 937-484-1600.