- Can I get my repair order tag extended?Yes, office staff can extend your tag for two weeks. If you need additional time, contact your inspector.
- Can I sell fruits and vegetables without a scale?Yes. Call, and we can send you our brochure on recommended methods of sale. Or, you can download the brochure from our website.
- Can I transfer my license to someone else?Weights & Measures Program licenses are transferable. Please send written notification of change of ownership to ODA Licensing.
- Can I use my scale at a farmers' market?Yes, if it is licensed and approved.
- Do I have to license my scale or meter?If you are going to use your scale or meter commercially then you may need to license your device.
- How do I get a license for my scale or meter?Complete the application, pay the fee, and complete the placed in service report.
- How do I schedule a scale or meter test?Contact the Weights & Measures inspector in your area directly to schedule a test. Find a staff directory on our website or call Weights & Measures Office, 503-986-4670.
- How much will it cost to license my weighing or measuring device?Fees are listed with the individual license type or Call the Weights & Measures Office, 503-986-4670.
- My scale was rejected. Now what?Complete the required repair, fill out, and return the rejection tag. Your scale is approved for use. A re-inspection may occur to verify the repair.
- What does NTEP mean?The National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) is an evaluation program administered by the National Conference on Weights & Measures. Type evaluation is the process whereby weighting and measuring devices are examined to determine whether the performance, operating characteristic, features, and options of a particular device complies with the NIST Handbook 44.
- What is a Placed in Service Report?Placed in Service means to install any weighing or measuring device used commercially or intended to be used commercially.
- When do I need to renew my license?All licenses with the Weights & Measures Program are issued July 1 and expire June 30 of the following year. License fees are not prorated.
- Where can I find more information on egg-laying hen compliance?Please visit the Internal Services and Consumer Protection page on egg-laying hens.
- Where can I find more information on the Wolf Depredation Program?Please visit the Internal Services and Consumer Protection page on wolf depredation.
- Where can I obtain a Placed in Service Report?We can email, fax, or mail one to you. Or, you can download a Placed in Service Report from our website.
- Where can I purchase a sale or meter?Call the Weights & Measures Office, 503-986-4670 for a list of service companies in your area.
- Where do I file a complaint for firewood shortage?Firewood complaints fall under the jurisdiction of Department of Justice.
- Which scales or meters can I license?You may license a device that is legal for trade and has a valid NTEP certificate of conformance. It also must be suitable for the intended use.