Scale Companies

Before a company may repair, service or place in service commercially used scales, moisture meters, textile meters, or cordage meters in Colorado, they must be certified through the Department. Also, proof of certification of weights and standards is required, either from our laboratory or another state's metrology laboratory.

The Colorado Measurement Standards Act provides for the regulation of scale service companies. Of particular importance to service companies are Sections 105, 123 and 124. In general, weighing and measuring devices used commercially in Colorado must meet National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Handbook 44 requirements.

Steve Blunt
Program Administrator