Weights & Measures

weights and measures stickerThe Auditor is the county's Sealer of Weights and Measures. It is the Auditor's responsibility to test for the accuracy of weighing and measuring devices used in the sale of food, fuel, and other commodities, protecting both buyer and seller from possible loss. Over 7,000 devices are tested each year. The Auditor appoints inspectors to perform these duties. Each inspector is required to receive training and certification from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights and Measures.

Devices Tested

  • Retail motor fuel dispensers (Note: The Auditor does not have authority to test fuel quality.)
  • Various types of scales including:
    • Point-of-Sale cash register scales
    • Scales found in deli, produce, and meat sections of grocery stores
    • Bench scales used to ship items
    • Jewelry scales used at jewelry stores and pawn shops
    • Floor scales used for heavy items such as landscape boulders and scrap metal
    • Hopper scales used for concrete, asphalt, and grain
    • Large capacity vehicle scales found at salvage yards and gravel pits
  • Linear measuring devices used where rope, chain, and fabric are sold
  • Vehicle tank meters used to deliver propane, kerosene, gasoline, and diesel products
  • Timing devices found at numerous types of businesses including car washes, laundries, and filling stations
Other Types of Testing

  • Package checks on net weight compliance
  • Price inspections at retail stores that use UPC scanners as a means of pricing
Remember to look for the Auditor's inspection sticker on weighing and measuring devices.