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Weights & Measures

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 cerificate 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.

Useful Links

National Type Evaluation Program
Consumer Tips on Buying Firewood
Consumer Tips on Buying Gardening and Landscaping Supplies
How We Test
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