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Weights & Measures

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.

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Resources and Laws

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 2018 - 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)

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