The mission of the Division of Weights & Measures shall be to pursue equity in all markets through education of consumers and providers in conjunction with Weights & Measures inspections, motor fuel quality testing, item pricing and scanner accuracy, with complaints resolution and enforcement for violations when appropriate.
About Weights & Measures
- Weights and Measures Device Inspection – They conduct a mandatory commercial device inspection and testing program which includes scales, fuel dispensing devices, fuel oil trucks, and package weight checking. Inspections are conducted in accordance with New York State Agriculture & Markets Law. These services require a fee, but there is no fee for testing as a result of a consumer complaint.
- Motor Fuel Quality – The Department ensures that all service stations in Putnam County that dispense motor fuels have their products tested by a certified lab periodically to insure quality and proper octane.
- Item Pricing/Scanner Accuracy – This is the department that ensures retail stores are in compliance with Putnam County laws regarding item pricing and scanner accuracy.
- Licensing of Secondhand Dealers of Precious Metals and Gems – The Department licenses business that wish to buy Secondhand Precious Metals and Gems from consumers.