Measurement Standards


The Measurement Standards Program provides consumer protection and promotes equity and integrity in the marketplace. Both buyer and seller rely on accurate measurement and pricing during commercial transactions.

Through enforcement of the Colorado Measurement Standards Act, a large percentage of the commerce in Colorado is covered by Measurement Standards, also known as Weights and Measures.

The Measurement Standards Program establishes and enforces the method of sale for a given commodity when an existing practice does not promote value comparison.

The State Metrology Laboratory is the custodian of Colorado's official standards and provides metrology services to both public and private sectors. Mass, length, volume, time, frequency and grain moisture standards are calibrated.


Nicholas Brechun
Program Administrator

Quick Links


Package & label inspection information
Information for retailers on the necessary documentation needed for a small package inspection and what to expect.


Price verification inspection information
Information for retailers on what to expect from a price verification inspection.


Labeling requirement information
Information for manufacturers on what is required on a product label in Colorado.


Program Brochure: Questions & Answers on the Colorado Weights & Measures Law pdf file