Weights & Measures Enforcement Guidelines Effective July 1, 2013

The Texas Legislature, under Chapter 13 of the Texas Agriculture Code (Code), has given the Texas Department of Agriculture (the department) the authority and responsibility to monitor and regulate weighing and measuring devices and metrological standards in this state. The department’s regulatory goals are to provide consumers and businesses with a fair and efficient trade environment, to encourage business development, and to inspire consumer confidence. To achieve these goals, the department enforces a variety of weights and measures standards, specifications, prohibitions, or other requirements through routine and risk-based inspection programs, complaint investigations, and other regulatory activities involving owners and operators (users) of weighing and measuring devices and metrological standards.

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