Weights and Measures Violations

The Weights and Measures Section of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets conducts many inspections and investigations. For the first violation, an official notice is issued, and each individual store location must send back a Report of Corrective Action Taken (RCAT) detailing how they will correct the problem. If continued problems are found in subsequent inspections, an administrative penalty may be issued and other action may be taken, including referral to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for civil enforcement. Administrative penalty amounts increase for repeated violations.

The Agency of Agriculture makes data regarding Weights and Measures violations available to the public for review. A record of retailers with the following violations can be found below.

  • Scanners – Price scanning systems charge a different price than is posted. Violations are over 2% errors.
  • Short Weight – The weight stated on the package must reflect the weight of the product only, excluding the weight of packaging.
  • Seals – Meters found with no security seals.
  • Short Measure – Meters deliver less than the amount on the meter.
  • Paid – Paid Penalty / No Hearing
  • AOD – Assurance of Discontinuance
  • Pre Hearing – Meeting to discuss the violation and come to an agreement
  • Dismissed – Case dropped​

Weights and Measures Violations

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               802.522.3502
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                            802.828.2433
  • 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