North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 81A Weights and Measures Act of 1975

Article 1 - Administration of Chapter.

Article 2 - Powers and Duties of Commissioner.

  • § 81A-15   General duties
    The Commissioner shall: (1) Have and keep general supervision of commercial weighing and measuring devices offered for sale, sold or used in the State. (2)...
  • § 81A-16   Police powers
    When necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto the Commissioner or his authorized agent is: (1) Authorized to enter any...
  • § 81A-17 through 81A-21   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 3 - Violations.

  • § 81A-22   Misrepresentation of quantity
    No person shall sell, offer or expose for sale less than the quantity he represents. No buyer shall take more than the quantity he represents...
  • § 81A-23   Misrepresentation of pricing
    No person shall misrepresent the price of any commodity or service sold, offered, exposed, or advertised for sale by weight, measure, or count, nor represent...
  • § 81A-24   Commodities to be sold by weight, measure or numerical count
    It shall be unlawful to sell, except for immediate consumption by the purchaser, on the premises of the seller, liquid commodities in any other manner...
  • § 81A-25   Unlawful for package to mislead purchaser
    It shall be unlawful to keep for the purpose of sale, offer or expose for sale, or sell, any commodity in package form when said...
  • § 81A-26   Sale from bulk
    (a) Whenever the quantity is determined by the seller, bulk sales in excess of twenty dollars ($20.00) and all bulk deliveries of heating fuel shall...
  • § 81A-27   Information required on packages
    Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter or by regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, any package kept for the purpose of sale or offered or exposed...
  • § 81A-28   Declarations of unit price on random packages
    In addition to the declarations required by G.S. 81A‑27, any package being one of a lot containing random weights of the same commodity and bearing...
  • § 81A-29   Offenses and penalties
    Any person who violates any provision of this section or any provision of this Chapter or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto for which a specific penalty...
  • § 81A-30   Injunction
    The Commissioner or his authorized agent is authorized to apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order or a preliminary or...
  • § 81A-30.1   Civil penalties
    A civil penalty of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each violation may be assessed by the Commissioner against any person who willfully...
  • § 81A-31   Presumptive evidence
    Whenever there shall exist a weight or measure or weighing or measuring device in or about any place in which or from which buying or...
  • § 81A-32 through 81A-36   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 4 - Uniform Weights and Measures.

Article 5 - Public Weighmasters.

Article 6 - Scale Technician.

  • § 81A-70   Purpose of Article
    The purpose of this Article shall be to protect the owners and users of scales and weighing devices in their needs for scale repair and...
  • § 81A-71   Prerequisites for scale technician
    It shall be unlawful for any scale technician to render service as a scale technician until after he or she has compiled with the following...
  • § 81A-72   Registration; certificate of registration; annual renewal
    The Commissioner or his authorized agent shall register any person who has complied with the requirements of this Article by making a record of receipt...
  • § 81A-73   Service certificate
    Whenever any service is rendered on any scale or weighing device used or intended to be used in this State by a scale technician, a...
  • § 81A-74   Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 111, s. 5
  • § 81A-75   Scale removal
    When a scale or weighing device is removed from the premises where located by a scale technician, the scale technician or his servant or agent...
  • § 81A-76   Control of condemned or rejected scale
    It shall be unlawful for any owner of a scale or weighing device which has been condemned or rejected by the Commissioner or his authorized...
  • § 81A-77   Secondhand scale
    It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, or offer for sale, or put into use, a secondhand or rebuilt or reconditioned scale or...
  • § 81A-78   Scale location
    It shall be unlawful for any scale or weighing device to be installed, set up, put into service, or used on a foundation or support...
  • § 81A-79   Exemption
    The provisions of this Article shall not prohibit the user of a scale or weighing device from employing some person other than a scale technician...
  • § 81A-80   Suspension or revocation of registration; penalty
    (a) The Commissioner may suspend or revoke the registration of any scale technician who violates any provisions of this Article or regulations adopted thereunder or...
  • § 81A-81 through 81A-85   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 7 - General Provisions.

  • § 81A-86   Regulations to be unaffected by repeal of prior enabling statute
    The adoption of this Chapter or any of its provisions shall not affect any regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority of any earlier enabling statute...
  • § 81A-87   Severability provision
    If any provision of this Chapter is declared unconstitutional, or the applicability thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the constitutionality of the...
  • § 81A-88   Repeal of conflicting laws
    All laws and parts of laws contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Chapter are repealed except as to offenses committed, liabilities incurred,...