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Weights and Measures Overview


When you buy a pound of hamburger or a gallon of milk at the grocery store, or watch the register as your purchases are scanned in the checkout line, did you ever wonder who sees that you are getting what you pay for? Who makes sure that the gallon of gasoline shown on the pump is actually going into your tank, or that 89 octane is really 89?

Each year, highly trained inspectors conduct thousands of inspections at all levels of state commerce to ensure that our consumers are treated fairly and that state businesses compete on a level playing field.

Everything from rail cars of coal or timber, to the package of pork chops you picked up for dinner is checked to ensure that all parties are being treated fairly in the transaction.

Due to the actions of this small but crucial section of state government, consumers and business owners can be assured of honest and accurate dealings at all levels of commerce in West Virginia.

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