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Weights and Measures

Weights and Measures Trade and Commerce have been at the foundation of every civilization. No society can develop and prosper without its citizens conducting business transactions. No transaction can be conducted to the mutual satisfaction of the parties involved unless each is assured the other is fair and honest. The basis of fair and honest trade is, and always has, rested on the use of accurate weights and measures.

The Department’s Weights & Measures Division is responsible for local enforcement of California Weights & Measures laws and regulations. These laws and regulations were established to provide for a fair and equitable marketplace. The Division performs field activities in the following Weights & Measures programs:

Did You Know?

By law, California service stations must provide free air and water to those customers who purchase gasoline or diesel fuel at that location. However, if no fuel was purchased, then the station operator has no legal obligation to provide free air and water.

If you experienced any of the following, then you have a valid complaint:
  • A charge was imposed for air and water after a fuel purchase was made at the station.
  • Air and water equipment was inoperative at the station.
  • Air and water equipment was not available at the station.

You can file a complaint with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards by completing their Air and Water Complaint Form.

Filing A Complaint 

If you feel that a merchant, company, organization or individual conducting business in Sutter County has violated a California Weights & Measures law or regulation, you can complete the form listed below, print it off and mail it to the Sutter County Weights & Measures Division, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City, CA 95991. Alternatively, you can call our office at (530) 822-7500.