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Tom Corbett, GovernorGeorge Greig, Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Bureau of Ride & Measurement Standards

Description

Keeping Pennsylvania Growing means ensuring that our citizens are protected, both physically and financially.

The Bureau's Amusement Ride Safety Program serves citizens and visitors by enforcing the safety laws specific to amusement rides and attractions, keeping them safe when enjoying leisure time at state fairs, carnivals, and amusement parks. The Amusement Ride Safety Program uses an effective public/private program that encompasses regulation, education and training to protect those who live and play in PA.

Access the Amusement Rides Inspection System

The Bureau's Weights and Measures Division focuses on one core objective: making sure Pennsylvania consumers get what they paid for. Every dollar matters, which is why the Weights and Measures Division has staff working across the state to protect consumers, businesses and manufacturers from unfair business practices and assure equity in the marketplace.

The Weights and Measures Division is responsible for regulating a diverse array of products and services, including:

  •  Retail Motor Fuel Dispensers
  •  Coal
  •  Firewood
  •  Home Heating Oil
  •  Liquid Propane Gas
  •  Small and Medium Commercial Scales
  •  Large Truck Scales
  •  Checkout Scanner Systems
  •  Package Checking
  •  Petroleum Terminal Facilities

Consumer protection is a critical part of the work done by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The Bureau of Rides and Measurement Standards provides consumers with real-time access to the inspection reports for weighing and measuring devices from across the state. By reviewing the inspection records of these devices, consumers can ensure they are getting what they paid for whenever they participate in a commercial transaction. Visit the Weights and Measures Inspection Search database.

Submit a complaint to the Weights and Measures Division.

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