The mission of the Nevada County Department of Weights and Measures is to provide fair competition and equity in the marketplace and to ensure that the interests of the buyer and seller are protected.
Annual inspections of scales at grocery stores and gasoline meters (pumps) at filling stations keep weights and measures inspectors busy all year long. Other scales and measuring devices not often noticed by the general public include taximeters, truck and livestock scales, gas, electric and water meters for mobile homes, LPG (propane) and vehicle tank meters,which are also inspected annually. When you see the Nevada County Seal on the device it means that its accuracy was verified.
Devices found to be out of compliance with standards are ordered out of service and cannot be used until corrected by the owner or by an authorized repair company. A device can only be placed back into service by a CDFA-licensed service agent or by a licensed Weights and Measures inspector.
Consumer Information and Complaints
Weights and Measures Consumer Brochure
Check out our FAQ for commonly asked Weights and Measures questions.
• Getting What You Pay For at the Supermarket
• Checking the Accuracy of Commercial Scales
• Checking the Accuracy of Fuel Dispensers
• Checking Fuel Quality
Weights and Measures Connection Volume 6, Issue 2 February 2015