A Public Weigher may not issue an official certificate declaring the accurate weight of a commodity requested to be weighed unless they have obtained a license from TDA.
To obtain a Public Weigher license, the applicant must have the weighing scale(s) registered with TDA, submit an application, appropriate license fee and an approved state bond to TDA. Public Weigher licenses are valid for a period of two years.
Public Weighers must record the official weight on a certificate that includes the date the weight was taken, signature and license number of the public weigher and the TDA seal. The Public Weigher must retain copies of each certificate for a period of two years. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in license revocation.
To obtain a certificate of authority, an applicant must submit an application, RWM-702, obtained from the Department. The applicant must also submit a bond, RWM-704, in the amount of $10,000 for a duration of two years, a Power of Attorney, and register their scale(s) with TDA. Failure to do so will result in a delay in the application process.
To perform independent third-party weighing services for commodities, a Public Weigher must retain in a well bound book, for a period of two years, a copy of each official certificate issued.