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The mission of Weights and Measures is to uphold the pertaining state Agriculture and Market laws that protect and serve consumers as well as business owners. This is done through the inspection, testing and certification of all commercially-used weighing and measuring devices (e.g., scales, gasoline pumps, fuel oil dispensers) in the County. Devices not in compliance are either ordered out of service for repair or condemned. Weights and Measures also inspects packaged commodities for accurate weight, measure, or numerical count, and responds to consumer complaints and questions.

Fees are assessed for device testing and are used to offset the cost of operating this state-mandated program. The Weights and Measures Department is a Division of the Tompkins County Highway Department.

Weights & Measures is Consumer Protection!

Visit "The Consumer's Corner" for more information. (PDF file, 107 KB)

Visit the New York State Weights and Measures web site

View helpful information on household weights and measures