City of Rochester, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Rochester City Council 11-25-1941. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-10-1968 by Ord. No. 68-283]
Business must not be transacted by weights and measures unless the same have been inspected and sealed by the Sealer of Weights and Measures of the County of Monroe within six months previous to the transaction, and such weights and measures must conform to the standards of the State of New York.
A. 
It is the duty of the Sealer of Weights and Measures to inspect at least once in every six months, and as must oftener as necessary, all weights and measures used in the transaction of business, and to seal the same when they conform to the standards of the State of New York. Weights and measures may be inspected and sealed at the place where kept for use.
B. 
It is the duty of the Sealer to inspect and seal all weights and measures brought to him or her at any reasonable time during the day.
[Amended 2-14-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-22]
C. 
The Sealer must keep a record of all weights and measures inspected or sealed by him or her, including the name of the owner, the name and address of the person having the same inspected or sealed, and a statement as to whether or not the weights and measures conform to state standards.
[Amended 2-14-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-22]
D. 
No fee shall be charged or collected by the Sealer for sealing weights and measures.
A. 
If weights and measures do not conform to state standards they must be made to so conform by the owner or person using the same forthwith upon the order of the Sealer.
B. 
Liquid or dry measures, or measures of extension which are found to be defective by the Sealer shall be forthwith destroyed by him or her.
[Amended 2-14-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-22]
[Amended 2-14-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-22]
The owner or person in charge of or using weights and measures must not refuse to exhibit the same to the Sealer on demand, or refuse to allow the Sealer to inspect and seal weights and measures as herein directed, and a person must not interfere with the Sealer while engaged in the discharge of his or her official duties.
A person must not sell, offer or expose for sale fruit or vegetables in any package in which the face or shown surface gives a false representation of the contents of such package. It is considered a false representation when more than 15% of such fruit or vegetables is substantially smaller in size than, or inferior in grade to, or different in variety or character from, the face or shown surface of such package.
Every bag, crate and other package containing fruit or vegetables sold, offered or exposed for sale must have legibly written or printed thereon the name and address of the packer by whom the same was packed.
An article of food must not be sold or delivered in a crock unless the weight of the empty crock is marked thereon with paint in figures and letters not less than one inch high.