Division of Standards (DOS)

The Division of Standards enforces accuracy requirements and other standards relating to weighing and measuring devices and their use in the sale of food, fuels and other products. DOS regulates the sale of gasoline and sets standards for lubricating oils and antifreeze, including the inspection of all fuel dispensing equipment for required markings pertaining to grade and brand. The Division also tests and approves coin operated devices, licenses auctioneers, transient vendors, promoters, peddlers, motor fuel and oil retailers and registers auto damage repair shops, and enforces the item pricing law, unit pricing regulations and item pricing waivers to retail food stores.

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One Ashburton Place, Room 1115, Boston, MA 02108


Open M-F 9AM-4:30PM


Division of Standards standards.mail@mass.gov


(617) 727-5705


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New Director, Division of Standards 

1/29/2019 Division of Standards

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