SD Registered Service Agencies
South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 37-21A requires that any firms or individuals, who for payment, install, service, repair or recondition weighing or measuring devices register with the Department of Public Safety.
Registration is required annually on a form provided by the Department. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Weights and Measures or by clicking HERE.
When signed and notarized, the applicant certifies that the individual or agency is fully qualified to install, service, repair, or recondition those devices for which registration is sought. It also certifies that the agency or agent:
If requested, the applicant must be able to provide appropriate evidence or references attesting to qualifications.
When the application for registration is submitted, the service agency must submit proof that all equipment or standards to be used in the performance of the service or testing functions have been calibrated either by the South Dakota Metrology Laboratory or other certified laboratory. Equipment or standards without proof of calibration within one year of application will not be accepted for service unless specifically authorized by the Director of Weights and Measures.
A certificate of registration may be suspended or revoked by the Office of Weights and Measures if a service agency or agent is in violation of appropriate statutes or rules (see links to codified laws and administrative rules).
Upon receipt and acceptance of the application, a certificate of registration with an assigned number will be issued and is valid from January 1 through December 31 for a given calendar year. Properly registered service agents may:
Upon request from the Weights and Measures Office, registered service agencies will be provided with a supply of "placed in service reports," which are to be filled out in triplicate and will include the assigned registration number and will be signed by a registered serviceman. The placed in service report, together with any official rejection or condemnation tags removed from the device, should be mailed to the Office of Weights and Measures with copies provided to the owner or operator of the device and maintained by the registered serviceman or agency.
The Office of Weights and Measures maintains a list of registered service agencies. To access the current list, click HERE.