On March 2, 1799, President John Adams signed the first United States weights and measures law. Across the country, Weights and Measures departments commemorate this event by celebrating the National Weights and Measures Week every year between March 1 – 7.
While we celebrate the National Weights and Measures Week, this week, we will use this time to remind the people of Erie County of the important role that Weights and Measures plays in providing consumer protection to our community.
Erie County's Bureau of Weights and Measures is responsible for assuring all devices used commercially within the county are accurate and are constructed in a manner to prevent fraud. It is also responsible for compliance with the local item pricing/scanner accuracy law. This law requires that consumers know and pay the lowest of any advertised price.
Erie County Bureau of Weights and Measures, for 2020, inspected over 9500 devices, collected over 700 samples of octane, and reviewed pricing at over 2450 stores!