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Weights and Measures
Overview
As the Sealer of Weights and Measures for the entire County, the Auditor is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of weighing and measuring devices used commercially and that all State laws relating to weights and measures are strictly enforced. Some examples of weighing and measuring devices include gas pumps, store scales, vehicle scales, and bulk fuel tanker trucks.

The Auditor is also involved with checking price verification systems (scanners), advertising, packaging, and the labeling of products such as meats, vegetables, firewood, mulch, and milk. This offers you, the public consumer, protections from fluctuations which may occur from faulty measuring devices such as scales and pumps.

A good Weights and Measures program saves the average household at least $300 in overcharges per year. The Weights and Measures department protects both the buyer and seller to ensure equity in the marketplace.


State and Lucas County Inspectors to Test Fuel Meters
Anita Lopez, Lucas County Auditor, announces that in cooperation with the Lucas County Auditor's Weights and Measures Department, the State of Ohio will be at various locations in Lucas County to test Liquid Petroleum Gas (L.P.G.) meters. The tests are scheduled to take place October 27th through October 30th. 

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