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Weights & Measures

Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Except Holidays)

To make a complaint against a vendor or find out more about the services we offer, please feel free to call (845) 486-2949.
 

Directions:

From the Taconic State Parkway - Northbound:

  • Exit at Route 44W [Poughkeepsie/Millbrook]
  • Merge onto Route 44W toward Poughkeepsie
  • Turn right onto West Road/CR-71
  • Turn left onto Salt Point Turnpike/Route 115
  • Turn left onto Peach Road, Weights & Measures is 1/4 mile on the right hand side

From the Taconic State Parkway - Southbound:

  • Exit at Route 115/Salt Point Turnpike
  • Turn right onto Salt Point Turnpike/Route 115
  • Turn left onto Peach Road, Weights & Measures is 1/4mile on the right hand side

From the Mid-Hudson Bridge:

  • Travel east on Route 44E/Route 55E [Church Street]
  • Turn left onto Worrall Avenue/Route 115 (Worrall Avenue becomes Innis Avenue)
  • Bear right onto Salt Point Turnpike/Route 115
  • Turn right onto Peach Road, Weights & Measures is 1/4mile on the right hand side

From the East:

  • Travel west to Route 44/55 arterial in Poughkeepsie
  • Turn Right onto Innis Avenue / Route 115
  • Bear right onto Salt Point Turnpike/Route 115
  • Turn right onto Peach Road, Weights & Measures is 1/4mile on the right hand side

 

 

Division of Weights & Measures Mission Statement:

The Dutchess County Division of Weights and Measures enforces Article 16 of the NYS Agriculture and Markets Law. Inspections are performed annually at every Dutchess County establishment that uses a weighing or measuring device when selling a product. These inspections protect both the buyer and the seller in Dutchess County. The buyer is assured they will get what they paid for, and the seller is assured of a marketplace based on fair competition.

 

Weights and Measures stickerHave you seen us? This is the “sticker” that you will see on any devices that we have inspected. Next time you are pumping gas take a look at the pump and you will see the sticker.

 

Most people take it for granted that the items they purchase daily are weighed and measured accurately. And most people do not realize how much of what they purchase is weighed or measured.

 

Here are some examples of places where purchases are made of items that are weighed or measured for sale:

 

  • Airports - proper amount of jet fuel dispensed
  • Bakery
  • Buffets
  • Coffee Shops
  • Deli, Butcher Shop, Seafood
  • Drug Stores - pharmacy scales accurate
  • Dutchess County Fair – candy, nuts sold by the pound and livestock scales (non-commercial)
  • Establishments where items are scanned at checkout
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Feed Stores
  • Gas Stations
    • Proper amount dispensed
    • Proper octane level of gasoline
  • Grocery Store
    • Accuracy of scanners at checkout counter
    • Deli – scales accurate
    • Items priced
    • Meat department – scales accurate
    • Produce section – customer scales accurate
  • Hardware Store
  • Laundromat - laundry dropped off weighed accurately
  • Marina - proper amount of fuel dispensed and proper octane level of gasoline
  • Pet Shop
  • Schools - sports and health scales (non-commercial)
  • Scrap Yards/Transfer Stations

Here are some examples of types of purchases that are weighed or measured for sale:
 

  • Blacktop for your driveway - asphalt manufacturer’s scales are inspected
  • Bulk item purchases: coffee, tea, tobacco
  • Candy - buying by bulk
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Fuel oil delivery to your home - proper amount delivered from the truck
  • Gold, Silver, Precious Metals - accuracy of scales for weighing precious metals
  • Mailing a package
  • Moving? Truck scale accurate
  • Propane tanks

We also enforce Dutchess County local laws in the following areas:
 

Local Law No. 2 of 1986 - Sales of Gasoline: The sale of Motor Vehicle Fuel and the prohibition of water contamination, lead contamination and the proper labeling of motor vehicle fuels for use in motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines.

Local Law No. 8 of 1987 – Precious Metal Licensing: Persons engaged in the business of purchasing or exchange of precious metals include: gold, silver, platinum and includes coins, utensils, or objects of art containing one or more of these metals.

Local Law No. 9 of 1991 – Item Pricing in Supermarkets: The pricing of individual items for sale.

Local Law No. 10 of 1991 - Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices: Any false, falsely disparaging, or misleading oral or written statement, visual description or other representation of any kind, which has the capacity, tendency or effect of deceiving or misleading consumers and is made in connection with the sale, lease, rental or loan of consumer goods or services; the offering for sale, lease, rental or consumer goods or services; or the extension of consumer credit.

Including: Gas Signage: Displaying gasoline prices in a manner which fails to include and make plainly visible to the consumer of the difference, if any, between the price per gallon for payment by cash, debit or credit.

 

A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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