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Weights & Measures

The Division of Weights and Measures focuses on one core objective: making sure Pennsylvania consumers get what they paid for.  Every dollar matters, which is why the Weights and Measures Division has staff working across the state to protect consumers, businesses and manufacturers from unfair business practices and assure equity in the marketplace.

The Weights and Measures Division is responsible for regulating a diverse array of products and services, including:

  • Retail Motor Fuel Dispensers
  • Coal
  • Firewood
  • Home Heating Oil
  • Liquid Propane Gas
  • Small and Medium Commercial Scales
  • Large Truck Scales
  • Checkout Scanner Systems
  • Package Checking
  • Petroleum Terminal Facilities

Consumer protection is a critical part of the work done by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.  The Bureau of Rides and Measurement Standards provides consumers with real-time access to the inspection reports for weighing and measuring devices from across the state.  By reviewing the inspection records of these devices, consumers can ensure they are getting what they paid for whenever they participate in a commercial transaction.  Visit the Weights and Measures Inspection Search database.

Submit a complaint to the Weights and Measures Division.