Public Scale View Operation

A scale that is intended for use by third parties must be reported to the competent authority.

Would you like to subscribe or deregister a scale for use by third parties as a "Public Scale"? Then you have to inform the State Office for Measurement and Calibration Rhineland-Palatinate.


Informally written (letter or fax) or e-mail.


  • Attachment of a sign: "Public scale weighing area of ... kg to ... kg"
  • Public weighing are
    • conscientiously and impartially,
    • if the user/owner of the scale, the weighing personnel or a direct relative have a direct interest in the weighing result.
  • Certificate of public weighing with signature and indication
    • that it is a public weighing,
    • of place and date of weighing of the
    • name of the client,
    • the type of material to be weighed,
    • the registration number of motor vehicles or trailers,
    • for automatic scales: the counter status before/after weighing and weighing result.
  • Retention of public weighing documents for at least two years

Related Links

  • Measurement and Calibration Ordinance (MessEV)

You inform the competent authority informally in writing or via the general contact form that you are registering or deregistering a "Public Scale".

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Landesamt für Mess- und Eichwesen Rheinland-Pfalz

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