Departments Mississippi Agriculture adn Forestry Museum Mississippi Fair Commission Mississippi Farmers Market Mississippi Board of Anmial Health Mississipi Bureau of Agricultural Theft Bureau of Plant Industry Market Development Regulatory Services
Regulator Services Bureau

Weights and Measures Division

Forms, Laws & Regulations
» Forms
» Laws
» Regulations

Contact

Connie F. Braswell, Director

P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39215
Telephone: 601.359.1149
Fax: 601.359.1175

The Weights and Measures Division is charged with the responsibility of the calibration and testing of most scales and measurement equipment used in commerce and trade to ensure equity in the market place. In addition, the division provides training to inspectors on laws, rules and regulations administered by the division, emphasizing how enforcement is to be used to better serve the citizens of Mississippi. The division also maintains the Mississippi Metrology Laboratory at Alcorn University and the Moisture Meter Testing Laboratory in Stoneville.

Mississippi requires the manufacturer or distributor of any weighing device(s) offered for sale, sold, installed for commercial use, or used commercially shall subject such device to type evaluation testing by National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Any weighing device not covered by a certificate of conformance from such agency shall not be used commercially in this state.