The mission of the Napa County Department of Weights and Measures is to provide fair competition and equity in the marketplace and to ensure that the interests of the buyer and seller are protected through educational, inspection and enforcement programs.
Under the authority of the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), each County has an appointed Sealer who is responsible for the enforcement of California Weights and Measures laws and regulations. In Napa County, this function is administered by the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer’s Office. The Napa County Department of Weights and Measures is divided into several programs to:
Quantity Control of Packaged Goods
Weighing and Measuring Device Registration
Weighmaster Enforcement Program
Buying Commercial Scales on the Internet (.pdf)
Weighing and Measuring Device Registration ordinance (.pdf)
Annual State Device Administrative Fee Chart (.pdf)
Weights and Measures informational brochure (.pdf)
Registered Service Agent Examination: Anyone wishing to take the RSA exam on or After April 1, 2013 must take the test online at DMS Registered Service Agency (select Registered Service Agent Online Exam link on the right- hand side of the page)
California Division of Measurement Standards
California Department of Consumer Affairs /Protects and serves California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace.California Association of Standards and Agricultural Professionals /Staff association dedicated to promoting professionalism in county government. California Public Utilities Commission /Regulates privately owned telecommunications, electric, natural gas, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST ) /Formerly the National Bureau of Standards. Establishes the scientific validity of standards. National Conference on Weights & Measures /Industry and government officials developing operational regulatory standards.