Sealer of Weights & Measures

Responsibilities
The Sealer of Weights and Measures ensures the integrity of marketplace purchases of goods and commodities. All commercially used measuring and weighing devices, such as gasoline meters, scales, and scanners are annually tested and certified by the Sealer of Weights and Measures as mandated by state law.

For Ipswich, this service is provided by the Massachusetts Division of Standards under a contract that will be overseen by the Building Department starting July 1, 2016.  Fees for the Sealer of Weights and Measures are set by the Ipswich Board of Selectmen.
  1. Balances & Scales
  2. Weights
  3. Capacity Measures
License, Permit, etc. Legislative Authorization Amount Last Revised Effective Date
Scale with cap over 10,000 lbs. 98:56 $150 03/13/2003
Scale with cap 5,000 - 10,000 lbs. 98:56 $30 02/01/1982
Scale with cap 1,000 - 5,000 lbs. 98:56 $150 03/13/2003
Scale with cap 100 - 1,000 lbs. 98:56 $30 03/13/2003
Scale with cap 10 - 100 lbs. 98:56 $20 03/13/2003
Scale with cap under 10 lbs. 98:56 $20 03/13/2003