Device Inspections

The Consumer Protection Section is responsible for inspection of the following devices located throughout Vermont:

Retail Price Scanners are devices located at checkout that record the price of the product.  Pricing in retail stores is monitored to ensure that customers are being charged the correct price. A store is allowed no more than a 2% error in its pricing.

Small Capacity Scales are scales used in retail stores, farmers markets, etc. with a capacity of 0.001 lbs. to 100 lbs.

Medium Capacity Scales are scales used in weighing larger weights, grain, deer, etc. with a capacity of 101 lbs. to 3000 lbs.

Large Capacity Scales are scales used to weigh very large and heavy weight; trucks, asphalt, concrete aggregate, etc. with a capacity over 3000 lbs.

Liquid Measuring Devices are meters used to measure gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, etc.

Vehicle Tank Meters (Oil Meters) are meters used on delivery trucks and at bulk plants for heating oil and other fuels.

Liquid Propane Meters are meters on delivery trucks and fill plants used for refillable cylinders.

All devices must meet specifications and tolerance in NIST Handbook 44.

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

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.3132
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431