• Charles H. Carroll, Director

  • About the Division of Standards

    The Division of Standards (DOS) enforces laws, rules, and regulations relating to weights and measures and the use of weighing and measuring devices in commercial transactions.
    Effective as of February 15, 2013, in addition to the Hawkers and Peddlers license, The Department of Public Safety has issued new regulations (520 CMR 15.00) requiring the operators of such vehicles, to obtain a permit from the local police department or local licensing authority. If you have any questions regarding the new permit requirement, please contact the Department of Public Safety's Website at: www.mass.gov/dps or call 617/727-3200.

  • Division of Standards Finds Satisfactory Seafood Weighing this Summer

    Boston, MA (August 8, 2017) - The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, in conjunction with the Division of Standards, recently completed a seafood weighing survey of retail stores across Massachusetts. More

    Office of Consumer Affair’s Division of Standards Goes Statewide in Search of Skimming Devices in Gas Pumps

    Boston, MA (June 13, 2017) - The Massachusetts Division of Standards and municipal weights and measures inspectors recently completed inspections of 263 gas stations in 74 cities and towns statewide checking for skimming devices attached to gas pumps. More

    State’s Home Heating Oil Delivery Inspections Underway

    Boston, MA (January 30, 2017) – The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation’s Division of Standards is out in neighborhoods statewide this winter conducting spot-check inspections for accuracy in home heating oil deliveries and pricing. More

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  • DOS Annual Reports

  • Enforcement

  • Accurate Scanning and Pricing

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Key Resources

  • Contact DOS
    Division of Standards
    One Ashburton Place, Room 1115
    Boston, MA 02108
    (617) 727-3480
    Email DOS