Service Agents (Device Repairmen)

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Service Agencies are private businesses that are authorized to repair scales and meters, remove out-of-order tags (red tags) placed on a device by a weights and measures inspector, and to place the device or new devices in service. No person may act as a service agent unless registered with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards (DMS).


A service agent must notify in writing the Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures within 24 hours of any repair and placed in service of a device in San Diego County. Placed-in-Service reports may be e-mailed to: or faxed to: (858) 467-9278.


Weights and Measures inspectors may issue a violation, which may result in a penalty, to the service agency of any improper or incorrect repair. Repeat violations my result in license suspension or revocation.