The Weights and Measures program directly benefits all Marylanders by ensuring the fairness and equity of all commercial transactions involving determinations of quantity. This includes such day-to-day activities as:
Maryland weights and measures officials inspect and regulate devices used in determining the quantity of commodities as diverse as fuel oil, food products, livestock, grain, and precious metals.
Electronic scanning devices at the check-out counters in retail stores are inspected periodically in order to audit and verify prices stored in the retailer's computer. This office also regulates firewood and coal sales, even the amount of crab sold at a seafood store.
In addition to inspecting measuring devices, Weights and Measures officials also:
In Fiscal Year 2013, the field staff conducted approximately 38,800 inspections of commercial weighing and measuring devices and inspected and tested more than 8,700 individual lots of prepackaged commodities offered for sale.
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Resource: Use a Scale in Your Operation? Follow Maryland's Weights & Measures Law - From the Maryland Risk Management Education Blog by the University of Maryland (June 2015)
Kenneth RamsburgChief - Weights & Measures
Office Address:50 Harry S. Truman ParkwayAnnapolis, MD 21401Phone:410-841-5790Fax:410-841-2765
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50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401