Weights and Measures

NEW - Fee Updates July 1, 2017

Some fees in the Weights & Measures division will be changing on July 1, 2017.  Please read the letters in the links below for more information.

Devices

Point of Sale

Lobby Scaletransparent

MISSION
To support a fair marketplace and consumer confidence in the accuracy of product weight, measure and price.

 

THE THIRD MAN
In a business transaction when merchandise is purchased by weight or measurement, the Weights and Measures inspector is the “third man”, protecting the buyer and the seller. Weights and Measures functions include the testing of all commercially used scales and meters, supported by our device registration program

Other jurisdictional responsibilities include the quality and advertisement of petroleum products, weighmaster enforcement, package inspections to verify net content statements, and price verification, aided by our POS registration program. Read about the history of Weights and Measures in San Diego County.

 

PROGRAMS WITHIN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES:
Scales and Meters
Price Accuracy
Petroleum Products
Device and POS Registration required for businesses with commercial scales and meters in use and/or businesses using automated point-of-sale systems
Packaging, Labeling and Sales
Service Agents (Device Repairmen)
Weighmaster Enforcement

 

 

 

Useful weights & measures information for consumers

 

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