Weights and Measures
The mission of the Department of Weights and Measures is to promote equality in all commercial transactions based on weight or measure.
Did you ever wonder if…
- you really got ten gallons at the pump?
- that premium gasoline really was 93 Octane?
- you really got a half a pound of corned beef at the deli?
- that box of cereal really had 20 ounces in it?
Delaware County’s Director of Weights and Measures annually inspects and tests hundreds of devices used in commercial applications to assure accuracy.
Examples of inspected and tested devices include:
- Computing scales at supermarkets, bakeries, delis, pharmacies, & butcher shops.
- Fuel pumps at gas stations, convenience stores, & truck stops.
- Heavy-duty vehicle scales at sand/gravel yards, recycling centers, scrap yards, & the landfill.
- Fuel oil trucks.
- Farm bulk milk tanks.
The Delaware County Weights and Measures Inspection Seal located on computing scales or fuel pumps across the county indicate that a device has been inspected, tested, and is accurate, guaranteeing that you are getting what you are paying for.
Our Director of Weights and Measures belongs to an official group of State and Municipal weights and measures officials working to assure measurement accuracy, thus promoting a fair an equitable marketplace.
Equality protects both buyer and seller. The buyer is assured that they get what they pay for and the seller is assured of a marketplace based on fair competition. New York’s weights and measures program is a cooperative effort of State and local offices enforcing a single State law.
Delaware County’s Department of Weights & Measures also participates in the New York State Petroleum Quality Program. This involves collecting over 100 gasoline and diesel fuel samples yearly, on a random basis, throughout the County. These samples are then sent to a special contract laboratory for chemical testing. These tests assure that the fuel meets all appropriate quality standards and that fuel dispensers are properly labeled.
To view the January 2nd, 2013 board meeting resolution 10, fee schedule for Weights and Measures Inspections, please click the button below labeled “Fee Schedule”.
Delaware County’s Department of Weights & Measures will respond to consumer questions or complaints regarding short weight or measure, or motor vehicle fuel quality; by investigation and/or testing as the situation demands. If you have questions or comments, please contact the director at 607-832-5800.
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Delaware County Department of Public Works is located at 157 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753