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The mission of the Weights and Measures Section is to safeguard the public in all matters involving commercial determinations of quantity. Inspection and testing procedures are designed to ensure the accuracy of all transactions whenever merchandise is bought or sold by weight, measure, or count, and to eliminate the potential for fraud, carelessness, and misrepresentations during such transactions.
Education is the cornerstone of Delaware’s Weights and Measures program. Our inspectors receive countless hours of formal classroom and informal on the job training throughout the year. We provide educational presentations to local businesses to ensure their full compliance with Delaware laws and regulations. Through our Voluntary Serviceperson Registration program, we have trained and licensed more than 300 scale and liquid measurement service technicians in the state. We are readily available to provide informational seminars to local organizations.
We protect consumers by administering a program to:
The work of the Weights and Measures Section has an impact on virtually every aspect of our lives from the moment we wake until we go to sleep.
The list goes on and on, but every item that is sold by weight, measure, or count in Delaware falls under the scrutiny of our Weights and Measures Section.
If you have a question concerning Weights and Measures, please e-mail us. If you have a complaint, please complete our online complaint form. Your concern will normally be addressed within 24-48 hours.