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Weights & Measures
What We Do
Weights and Measures inspectors check retail businesses for
- correctness of devices (accuracy is a part of correctness)
- product weights that are at or above the stated net weight (minus weight of packaging)
- scanner price accuracy
The program uses national standards found in handbooks 44, 130 and 133. Inspectors follow up on consumer complaints and non-compliance issues with enforcement. The program goal is to maintain fairness in the market place. We aim to protect both consumers and businesses.
Chapter 22 of City ordinance governs Weights and Measures. The City also enforces State laws. The state uses handbooks from the National Conference on Weights and Measures. These handbooks are written together with private companies.
The City of Madison licenses all the devices that it inspects and tests. New businesses should contact the Weights and Measures. We can make sure that the devices you are buying meet the standards for a legal for trade retail device.
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