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Weights & Measures

**NEW**  2024 Scale Testing

The Weights & Measures Section of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets will be hosting multiple scale inspection events around the state during April for anyone who uses scale(s) at farmers’ markets or farm stands to sell produce or other commodities. The testing and licensing of these scales is required by law, if you need an application form to license the scale it can be found on our website, This will allow the Agency to perform these inspections in a more efficient manner in a way that creates less disruption to you and the farmers’ markets.

Please plan to attend one of the inspection events listed below. Bring your legal for trade scale, and any accessories that you use with it for weighing items for sale.

The following is a list of dates and locations for the testing. Most sites will be at Agency of Transportation (AOT) garages. You can come anytime during our open hours, and no advance appointment is necessary. The test should take 5 to 10 minutes per scale.  Look for the yellow “Scale Check Here” signs.

2024 Farmers Market Scale Testing Schedule

Vermont’s Weights and Measures Program coordinates inspection and testing of devices and products in commerce, such as scales, gas pumps, heating oil and propane delivery truck meters, scanners used in retail stores, and firewood.  The work of the Consumer Protection Section touches every consumer in Vermont and many beyond Vermont's borders.

Questions regarding the Consumer Protection Section's Weights and Measures Program should be directed to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets State Metrologist at 802.828.2433.