The Office of Weights and Measures is responsible for inspecting and monitoring all transactions in which a commodity or service is bought or sold and a weighing and measuring device is used. The purpose for the Office of Weights and Measures is to assure the rights of the consumer are protected from deliberate fraud and unintentional errors. The office also protects business owners by detecting errors which are affecting them and their businesses in a negative way.
The Inspector’s duties include the inspection of various types of weighing and measuring devices, including small-capacity scales, platform and hopper scales up to 1,000-pound capacity, motor-fuel dispensers, timing devices, point-of-sale systems, linear-measuring devices, price verification and packaged goods, to assure they are correct and accurate. The Inspector tests, weights and measures devices such as gas and fuel pumps, supermarket scales, feed and fertilizer scales, as well as stock scales at livestock auctions.