Weights and Measures Overview

Vehicle Scale Training

DATCP is conducting Vehicle Scale certification training in Madison, Wisconsin, February 26 - 27, 2019. This training is intended for weights and measures service company technicians wanting to become certified, renew their certification, or take refresher training. An exam will be given on the final day of the training. The exam covers both the HB44 General Code and the HB44 Vehicle Scale code. Technicians with passing scores will receive their certification for vehicle scales.

Pre-registration is required for this training. The registration form and fee must be received by DATCP no later than February 11, 2019.

Vehicle Scale Training Registration Form


The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Weights and Measures team is responsible for regularly monitoring the accuracy of gas pumps, price scanners, scales and package weights statewide to ensure that consumers are receiving their money’s worth in Wisconsin stores.

For questions or to file a weights and measures or fuel quality complaint, call (608) 224-4942 or email datcpweightsandmeasures@wi.gov.

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Municipality Weights and Measures Programs

Some municipalities in Wisconsin maintain their own weights and measures program. Cities administering their own program employ their own inspectors; however, city inspectors enforce the same laws and standards as state inspectors. A list of municipalities with their own weights and measures program can be found here.

Grocer's Manual

An informational guide to grocery store inspections. Learn about the types of inspections Weights and Measures conducts, your responsibilities as a grocer, and what you can expect during inspections at your store. The manual can be found here.

Fact Sheets / FAQ

The Bureau of Weights and Measures has developed fact sheets, FAQs, and other publications on many topics for businesses, service companies, and consumers. Please visit our fact sheet page for the full list.


Training and Continuing Education Information

For information on training and continuing education for service company technicians and other industry personnel, please visit our Training and Continuing Education page.

Laws and Regulations