STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

Due to the state’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the staff at the Kansas Department of Agriculture has been asked to work remotely beginning April 6. During this time, our headquarters and field offices will remain closed to the public. Please keep in mind that while we work from our homes, our response times may be a bit slower. We ask for your patience as we work through these changing times.

If you need assistance during this interim period, please direct your questions to the Weights and Measures Program via email, KDA.weights.measures@ks.gov or leave a message at 785-564-6684. We will respond as soon as possible.

The KDA coronavirus page has guidance documents and ag-related industry links. For more information about the State of Kansas response to COVID-19, please consult the KDHE Resource Center.

Weights and Measures

Weights and measures is one of the oldest government functions. It is specifically mentioned in the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. The global and United States economies depend on uniform standards of mass, volume and length. Thus, the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Weights and Measures program serves a very important role in consumer protection and in facilitating trade.

Weights and measures inspectors test all kinds of commercial weighing and measuring devices. They test scales used in grocery stores, grain elevators, livestock sale barns, pawn shops and other locations. They test gas pumps and meters used to sell chemicals or to sell propane to home owners. They check packages containing edible and inedible products to ensure that the consumer receives the quantity stated on the label. They even verify that in-store scanners scan the correct price. Essentially, all consumer goods are subject, in one way or another, to the weights and measures law.


To file a complaint, please contact the Weights and Measures office at
(785) 564-6681 or select an online complaint form.

Fuel Complaint Form

Packages, Price Errors, and Scales Complaint Form


When you make a complaint, please include: 
  • WHEN and WHERE the purchase was made, including date, time, street address and city.
  • A clear explanation of the complaint, whether it has to do with price verification, fuel quality, or the quantity of fuel received.