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Any firms or individuals who install, service, repair or recondition weighing or measuring devices for payment must register with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety annually.



By registering, the applicant certifies that the individual or agency:

  • Is fully qualified to install, service, repair or recondition devices
  • Has full knowledge of all appropriate weights and measures laws, rules and regulations
  • Has access to all appropriate testing equipment and standards.

If requested, the applicant must be able to provide appropriate evidence or references attesting to qualifications.


How to Register

To register, complete an application for voluntary registration, have it signed and notarized, then mail it to:

State Inspection Program
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

When the application is submitted, the agency must submit proof that all equipment or standards have been calibrated either by the South Dakota Metrology Laboratory or another accredited 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.

Upon acceptance of the application, a certificate of registration will be issued, valid from January 1 through December 31.

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.


Placed in Service Reports

Upon request, 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 signature from a registered service technician. 

These reports, along 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 service technician or agency.


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