Weights And Measures Bureau Inspections

Weights and Measures Inspections

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's Weights and Measures Bureau 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.

In addition to monitoring accuracies at Wisconsin stores, Weights and Measures inspectors are also responsible for testing fuel quality and pump safety at stations statewide.

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.

The Weights and Measures Bureau compiles an annual list of its inspection results.  In 2015, DATCP Weights and Measures inspectors conducted 221,953 inspections at 6,332 business locations.  The results are available here.

Petroleum/Hazardous Liquids Storage Tanks Inspections

The Bureau of Weights and Measures is responsible for the administration and regulation of the Wisconsin Administrative Code ATCP 93 - Flammable and Combustible Liquids. The Bureau's administrative and regulatory functions include:

  • Reviewing of system design plans for storage or dispensing system installation, modification or upgrade

  • Permitting and registration of aboveground and underground flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks

  • Inspection of flammable and combustible liquid storage tank systems

  • Maintaining the statewide aboveground and underground storage tank database

  • Adoption of technical standards

  • Credentialing individuals and companies working in storage tank-related specialties

  • Administering ATCP 93 Local Program Operator agents


Bureau of Weights and Measures

(608) 224-4942