WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

WhAT IS WEIGHTS AND MEASURES?

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano serves as the Sealer of Weights & Measures for businesses in Franklin County, excluding those located in the City of Columbus, and is responsible for the enforcement of all Ohio laws relating to weights and measures. The auditor is required to see that these laws are strictly enforced and shall assist in the prosecution of violations within his jurisdiction. The auditor appoints deputy inspectors to perform and carry out all required weights and measures duties.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS

To increase Weights and Measures awareness among consumers, the Franklin County Auditor's Office participates in a variety of outreach or educational programs to help explain the role of the county sealer and the protection consumers and merchants receive. The purpose of these events is to remind citizens they have rights as well as responsibilities in the marketplace. The Franklin County Auditor's Weights and Measures Department teams up with local businesses to host "Weights and Measures Awareness Days," to show how government and business work together to maintain fairness and keep the marketplace in balance.