Imperial County weights and measures officials serve all consumers as the local regulatory agency authorized to enforce the B&P Code and the CCR pertaining to issues of "Equity in the Market Place".
Commercial weighing and measuring devices are inspected annually. Inspectors verify each device is approved for its intended use and test each device for accuracy. If a device is accurate, a county paper seal is attached which certifies the device as being “correct”.
Annual POS inspections are conducted to ensure that each consumer is paying the lowest advertised price posted, quoted, or otherwise advertised. All retail establishments with POS devices are inspected annually.
Petroleum advertising and labeling requirements are checked by county sealers as well as the quality of petroleum products.
All packages are required to have a net quantity statement on the principal display panel. W&M inspectors test these packages to ensure they hold the correct amount. IRQ (Identity, Responsibility, and Quantity) are required on all labels.
A weighmaster weighs, measures, or counts bulk products and issues certificates of accuracy. Weighmaster certificates are legal documents used to buy and sell products. Weighmaster licenses are issued by DMS. WM LINK
Service Agents are device repairmen who are private businesses authorized to repair weighing and measuring devices placed out of order by officials. A service agent must notify our office in writing within 24 hours of repairing a device or placing a new device in service. Service agent licenses are issued by DMS. SA LINK
ph: (442) 265-1500
fax: (760) 353-9420
PUE fax: (760) 353-2561
852 Broadway Street
El Centro, CA 92243
Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
4151 Highway 86, Bldg. 4
Brawley, CA 92227
513 2nd Avenue
Winterhaven, CA 92283
Last Tuesday each month, 1pm-2pm