Weights and Measures

440 Third Street • Columbus, IN 47201
Phone 812-379-1507 • Fax 812-379-1508
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
After hours emergency calls: 812-372-1935



The Weights and Measures Program seeks to ensure that consumers receive full measure when they purchase a product sold by weight, measure, or count, and that any statements on packaging which declares a weight or measure are accurate.  Accurate weights and measures are the basis for any quality control process used in industry.  Weights and Measures also regulates the manufacture, renovation, sterilization, and processing of bedding products, to protect consumers from unsanitary bedding, and to assure that they know what kind of material is utilized as fill.  The specific duties assigned to the Local Weights and Measures Program are defined in IC 24-6-3.


All Inspection Activities Require the Use of and Compliance with:

Handbook 44 - Specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for weighing and measuring devices.

Handbook 130 - Requirements for the Method of Sale of Commodities

Handbook 133 - Checking the net contents of package goods.

State of Indiana - Weights and Measures Enforcement Guidelines {IC 24-6-3-16}.

National Type Evaluation (NTEP)


Special Police Enforcement Powers

Weights and measures inspectors are Special Police empowered to conduct an inspection at any time and without notice during the company's normal opening hours. Weights and measures officials may condemn or confiscate any equipment on the premises that does not comply with required standards.

A Weights and Measures Official may show up to conduct an inspection outside of normal operating hours.


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