Westmoreland County Bureau of Weights and Measures was formed in the late 1930s, some 90 years ago. This was done to ensure equity and protect the consumer and the business owner.
In December 2000, an ordinance was approved which enabled the Bureau of Weights and Measures to set up a device-licensing program to defray the contingent expenses to the bureau. This ordinance does not interfere with the day to day inspections.
Today, the Westmoreland County Bureau of Weights and Measures tests 6,500 devices yearly. This includes gas, diesel, kerosene dispensers, all scales, and price verification / scanners. The Department of Agriculture tests devices that are too large for our department. These tests are requested and monitored by our department.