Weights & Measures

Weights and Measures

The Weights and Measures Program’s mission is to verify that commercial weighing and measuring devise are true and accurate. The program also promotes uniformity in laws, regulations and standards for weights and measures to achieve a balance between buyers and sellers in the marketplace. The work of the program strengthens consumer confidence in commerce, allowing South Dakota businesses to compete fairly at home and abroad and strengthening the economies of both the state and the United States.

The program works in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). South Dakota’s Weights and Measures Program is a member of the National Conference on Weights and Measures.


Mission Statement
To preserve and enforce measurement standards necessary to provide South Dakota citizens with a basis for value comparison and fair competition.


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