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Department

Weights & Measures

We are responsible for consumer value comparison and ensure market place equity and fair competition between businesses.

The Inspectional Services Department is mandated by local ordinances and state law to fulfill very specific rules and regulations regarding the safe construction of buildings, certifications of structures – residential and commercial, habitability of dwelling units, enforcement of state sanitary codes, testing of weighing devices, signage, and occupancy permits as well as enforcing the City of Fall River Zoning Ordinances.

A City Sealer of Weights and Measures inspects for compliance and advice local businesses on the laws and codes governing statewide weights and measures programs. They are responsible for:

  • Scanners and Price Verification
  • Weight and Measure Devices
  • Packaging and Method of Sale