The mission of the Weights & Measures Section is to provide "equity in the marketplace" by attempting to provide a level field of competition for merchants to conduct their business and seek to guarantee no monetary damages to buyers and sellers in commercial transactions.
The Sealer is responsible for the enforcement of Ohio laws and Columbus City Codes related to weights and measures. Inspectors examine any weighing or measuring device that is used in commercial transactions to assure devices are accurate and operating properly. Some of the devices inspected and tested include: gas pumps, retail devices, U.P.C. scanners, taxi meters and more. Each device is inspected at least once a year and labeled with an approval seal showing consumers the device passed inspection. Inspectors also examine pre-packaged commodities such as meat, produce and liquids for adequate fill and proper labeling.
Inspections with Associated Fees
For a complete list of inspections and associated fees
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