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Due to significant public health concerns from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the need to meet social distancing requirements, the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures' offices are currently operating under modified schedules. 

All three of our offices are staffed and have partially re-opened to serve our customers. However, customers are strongly encouraged to call ahead and make appointments for any necessary services. 

Please see the July 2020 Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures Update for more information on current office hours, or contact us at the Department's main phone line or email.

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Device Inspection/Registration Services

Who can use this service?

Any owner or user of a weighing or measuring device that is being used or is going to be used commercially in San Luis Obispo County.

Is there a charge for this service?

The inspection of a commercial weighing or measuring devices does not have a cost.
Registration fee depends on device type and number of devices at location.

Refer to the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures Fee Schedule.

When and where is this service offered?

San Luis Obispo office:
    Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for drop off
    Scheduling with an Inspector is best for prompt service
The San Luis Obispo office has the ability to inspect:

  • Hanging scales below 100lb
  • All scales below 500lb
  • Water Submeters
  • Electric Submeters
  • Vapor Submeters

Templeton office:
    Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for drop off
    Scheduling with an inspector is best for prompt service
The Templeton office has the ability to test

  • Hanging scales below 100lb
  • Platform scales below 500lb

Field inspections may be done by appointment.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions