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To ensure equity, safety, and quality in the marketplaces of North Carolina for all consumers, manufacturers, and merchants.


The Standards Division is a regulatory agency responsible for enforcing the North Carolina Weights and Measures Act (G.S. 81A), the Gasoline and Oil Inspection Law (G.S. 119), and the LP-Gas Inspection Law (G.S. 119 Article 5). To accomplish its mission, the division is organized into four sections.

The Measurement Section is responsible for testing weighing and measuring devices for accuracy, determining the accuracy rate of price scanning systems, and checking packaged goods for compliance with their net contents statement.

The Motor Fuels Section is responsible for testing motor fuels and certain other petroleum products for compliance with the Gasoline and Oil Inspection Law and Rules adopted by the Gasoline and Oil Inspection Board.

The LP-Gas Section is responsible for inspecting LP-Gas (propane) installations and transportation vehicles for compliance with the LP-Gas Inspection Law. In addition, the section performs safety inspections of anhydrous ammonia installations. Weights and Measures, LP Gas, and anhydrous ammonia rules are adopted by the North Carolina Board of Agriculture.

Measurement services are provided by the Standards Laboratory Section to support both the commercial weights and measures system and the industries of North Carolina. Precision mass, length, volume, and temperature measurement services are offered on a fee basis.

Last updated June 18, 2007


NCDA&CS Standards Division, Stephen Benjamin, Director
Mailing Address:1050 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1050
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3225; FAX: (919) 715-0524