The Weights & Measures Section operates under and enforces Title 29 of the Columbus City Code. Our mission is to assure "Equity in the Marketplace". Various types of inspections are performed to provide a level field of competition for merchants to conduct their business. Our objective is to guarantee no money disparities to either buyer or seller in commercial transactions.
- The Weights & Measures Section inspected and tested 12,270 measuring devices (scales, gas pumps, taximeters, laundry dryers, parking clocks, vacuums, car washes, and vehicle tank meters) in 2012. 308 devices were rejected and taken out of commercial use until repaired, 282 were faulty re-inspections, and 293 were regular re-inspections.
- Performed random and standard package checking tests on 971 items - 310 packages and 10 lots were ordered off-sale for being short weight, measure, or count.
- Responded to and resolved 84 consumer complaints (Scales, Short Weight, UPC/Food Prices, Gas Pumps, Advertising and Misc.)
- UPC Price Verification tests were performed in 275 establishments and 12,350 items being scanned, with 11,773 found to be correct, 293 overcharges, and 208 undercharges.
- A total of 139 violations were issued for non-compliance.
- $346,534 was the revenue created and invoiced from inspections.