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Notification to Device Users and Service People

Effective Jan. 1, 2016  

Weights and MeasuresThe Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs, through its Division of Weights and Measures, inspects and seals ALL devices used to measure goods for sale to consumers. Some of the more common devices that must be officially sealed before they can be used include gas pumps; scales used to weigh goods; timed devices (such as air machines or coin laundry dryers); and linear measures (such as yard sticks) used to sell goods by length.

You are required to contact the Division of Weights and Measures for an inspection anytime you:

When repairs to measuring devices are scheduled, you must contact Weights and Measures at least 48 hours in advance. In the event a Weights and Measures inspector cannot witness a test, the service person must leave test reports for the user and the inspector. Weights and Measures inspectors are the only people authorized to place an approval seal on a device.

The Cuyahoga County Division of Weights and Measures covers all of Cuyahoga County, with the exception of Cleveland, which has a separate weights and measures bureau.

All devices used in Cuyahoga County must comply with NIST Handbook 44, National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) requirements and the Ohio Revised Code, particularly Chapter 1327.

Unsealed devices are not permitted to be used in sales to consumers. It is against the law to break or remove an official weights and measures seal without notifying Consumer Affairs.

The Cuyahoga County Division of Weights and Measures does not charge for inspections.  To ask us a question or schedule an inspection, call 216-443-7035 or click here

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ mission is to make sure people who live or shop in Cuyahoga County get what they pay for.