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
Ensuring a Scale is Certified
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.

These services are performed to insure the consumer is getting the value advertised on the product.

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 and Measures Division at 599-7209.