Device Registration Fees
Commercial device registration fees are based on a statewide fee structure approved by the State Legislature and signed in to law by the Governor. Annual fees are assessed for each device leased, owned, or operated by an individual or business. The registration fees are intended to partially offset the cost incurred by Weights and Measures in administering the commercial weighing and measuring device programs as well as providing inspection services for verification of net-content and labeling requirements regulated under the Quantity Control Program.
As defined under Business and Profession Code Section 12240, a business Location Fee of $100 is charged for each individual "business location". A Device Registration Fee and State Administrative Fee is charged for each device type owned and operated by a business.
The following fees are effective August 19, 2013 and are charged under authority granted by the California Business and Professions Code (B&P) and California Code of Regulations (CCR)
- Device Fees: B&P, Division 5, Section 12240(f)-(t);
- Location Fee: Section 12240(f);
- State Administrative Fee: B&P Code Section 12241 and CCR Title 4, Division 9, Chapter 3, Article 3, Section 4075
Automated Point of Sale Fees
Effective July 1, 2017
The Sealer will recover re-inspection cost for devices found in violation of Business and Professions Code, Section 12107 - "Tolerances and Specifications" in accordance with Business and Professions Code, Section 12210 and Sonoma County Code Section 30-6(d). The re-inspection fee is $158.00 per hour (1/4 hour minimum).
Point of Sale-Scanner Re-inspections
The Sealer will recover the re-inspection cost for POS-Scanners found in violation of Business and Professions Code, Section 12024.2 - "Unlawful Computation of Value". The re-inspection fee is equal to the annual POS-Scanner registration fee outlined in the existing ordinance.
Customer Point of Sale Display Re-inspections
The Sealer will recover the re-inspection cost for POS-Scanners found in violation of Business and Professions Code, Section 13300 (a) - "customer display and indicator requirements". The re-inspection fee is $158.00 per hour (1/4 hour minimum).
In accordance with Sonoma County Code Section 30-7, any registration fee or re-inspection fee not paid within 30 days of the invoice due date is delinquent. The penalty amount applied to the outstanding invoice, if paid after 30 days from the "due date", is equal to 50% of the original invoiced amount. The penalty amount applied to the outstanding invoice, if paid after 60 days after the "due date", is equal to 100% of the original invoiced amount.
All penalties fees are due in addition to the original invoiced fee. Penalty fees are not applicable to State Administrative Fees. Unpaid accounts over 60 days past the "due date", will be forwarded to Sonoma County Central Collections Division for processing.
Labor Billable Rate
Effective July 1, 2017
Weights and Measures labor billing rate: $158.00 per hour (1/4 hr. minimum).