The City inspects scales and measuring devices used by retail stores, including grocery stores and bodegas, and airports to make sure they are accurate. All markets must have a scale in their prepackaged food section.
The City will notify you of your inspection date within 15 days of receiving your scale inspection request (five days if you have a previously condemned scale). A City inspector will visit your business location unless you are a Mobile Vendor. Average inspection time is 15 to 30 minutes per scale.
The City will place a current official seal on scales that pass inspection.
You cannot use scales that fail inspection.