The Disease Control and Environmental Health Division protects consumers from fraudulent practices in the area of weights and measures by issuing licenses and certifying commercial weighing and measuring devices annually. In addition, division staff check the weight and labeling of prepackaged items for accuracy. Legal action is initiated as required to ensure compliance with city, state and federal regulations.
A City of Milwaukee Weighing and Measuring Device License is required if a scale, bar code scanner, petroleum meter, timing device, taxi meter or linear meter is used in a commercial transaction.
Business may make arrangements to apply for a Weighing and Measuring Device License by calling (414) 286-3674.
After we receive an application, an invoice will be sent. Fees may be paid by check or money order (made payable to the Milwaukee Health Department), by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or electronically (with invoice number) at: www.milwaukee.gov/payfee
Requirements for the method of sale of produce can be found at :www.milwaukee.gov/producesales
Requirements for Weights and Measures Service Companies and Technicians
Businesses that "install, service, test or calibrate weights and measures" are required to be state licensed. In addition, state technician certification is required for individuals who test, calibrate, service, or seal a weighing and measuring device; remove an official rejection tag; or verify the correctness of a device. See the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection website for more information.
Chapter 82 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances
State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Weights and Measures Division