Weights & Measures

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Weights and Measures may be ranked among the necessaries of life to every individual of human society.  They enter into the economical arrangements and daily concerns of every family....   

John Quincy Adams, 1821

Mission statement

Weights and Measures is committed to protecting the economic health of the community by preserving and maintaining confidence in the accuracy of weighing and measuring instruments, product standards, and business practices used in commerce.

Objective of the Department

The primary function of the Weights and Measures official is to see to it that equity prevails in all commercial transactions involving determinations of quantity.  As a neutral third party, we work to ensure that the interests of both the buyer and the seller are protected. We make this possible by working under the direction of the Division of Measurement Standards, conducting inspections throughout the county in each of the different programs within Weights and Measures.

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