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Notification to Device Users and Service People
Effective June 16, 2022
The 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.
Under Cuyahoga County Code Chapter 1302.03(f)(5), you are required to contact the Division of Weights and Measures for an inspection anytime you:
- Install a new measuring device or dispenser
- Repair an existing measuring device or dispenser
- Replace an existing measuring device or dispenser (even if that device was previously sealed in another jurisdiction)
- Spot a broken or missing Weights and Measures seal on a device on your premises.
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. Only state-certified service persons are permitted to install, replace or repair measuring devices.
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 Administrative Code 901:6-2-01.
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 visit our web site at www.consumeraffairs.cuyahogacounty.us
The Department of Consumer Affairs’ mission is to make sure people who live or shop in Cuyahoga County get what they pay for.