Frequently Asked Questions

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1. If I have an issue with a gas station, can I call Weights & Measures?

Yes, contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have. You can also file a complaint using the form on our website.

2. How do I know as a consumer if a scale has been checked for accuracy?

We recommend consumers look for our decals on various devices. The decal provides the month and year of our inspection.

3. Why do I see W&M inspectors at the grocery store checking packages?

Inspectors are performing a package check to insure consumers are paying for the contents of the merchandise not the packaging.

4. What is the definition of tare weight?

The weight of a container deducted from gross weight to obtain the weight of an empty container.

5. Why do I see weights & measures inspectors checking the price on store items?

Inspectors are verifying the price of items sold or offered for sale are accurate.

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         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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