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Weights and Measures

The Consumer Environmental Health Division protects consumers from fraudulent practices in the area of weights and measures by monitoring retail businesses for correctness of devices, product weights and scanner price accuracy.  Legal action is initiated as required to ensure compliance with city, state and federal regulations.

General Requirements

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 contacting the City Clerk's Office at (414) 286-2238 or online at www.milwaukee.gov/licensespermits

Produce Sales

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.

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Bed and Breakfast Establishments

Requirements for bed and breakfast establishments.

Consumer Environmental Health

Links to information about our food, commerce and health inspection and licensing services.

Convenience Store Security

Requirements of the City of Milwaukee's Convenience Store Security Ordinance.

Farmers' Markets

Information on the sale of food for farmers' market vendors.

Food Safety for Businesses

Signs, fact sheets and links to state and local food codes.

Food Safety for Individuals

Information for individuals and businesses on how to safely handle and cook food.

Mobile Food Establishments

Sanitation requirements for mobile food vendors (food carts/ trucks).

Opening a Food Business

Information about opening a food business in Milwaukee.

Tattoos & Body Piercing

Information for tattoo parlors and piercing shops along with health information for those who are considering or who have just recently gotten tattoos/piercings.

Temporary Events

Sanitation requirements for temporary food vendors at events in Milwaukee.

Weights and Measures

Inspections of weighing or measuring devices operating in the City of Milwaukee.

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