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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1000 Washington Street , Suite 510, Boston, MA 02118


Open M-F 9AM-4:30PM


(617) 727-5705


David P. Rodrigues, Commissioner of the Division of Standards 

Proposed legislation for Electronic Vehicle (EV) Charger Testing

As part of the Healey-Driscoll Administration's Mass Leads economic development bill, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and the Division of Standards recommend proposed legislation for encouraging the transition to electric vehicles (EV) by increasing the accessibility and accuracy of public EV chargers. Read the EV Charger Testing Policy Brief.

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