The Dutchess County Division of Weights & 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 & Measures also enforces Dutchess County local laws regarding the sale of gasoline, precious metals, item pricing, and unfair and deceptive trade practices including gas station posting of prices.
We ensure the accuracy of the weight and measurements of many of your everyday purchases.
Dutchess County requires any person purchasing precious metals to be licensed per Local Law No. 8 of 1987. Licensing instructions and information.
Local Law No. 2 of 1986 - Sales of Gasoline
Local Law No. 8 of 1987 - Precious Metal Licensing
Local Law No. 10 of 1991 - Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices including Gas Signage
Local Law No. 2 of 2017 - Item Pricing Waiver
Local Law No. 5 of 2017 - Polystyrene containers
Local Law No. 6 of 2018 - Plastic bags
Article 16: W & M Law and Related Sections (Agriculture.NY.gov)
Part 220: Basic Inspection (Agriculture.NY.gov)
Part 224: Petroleum Products (Agriculture.NY.gov)
Part 345: Unit Pricing (Agriculture.NY.gov)