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Weighmaster Licensing

The Weighmaster Act (Chapter 57-18-1 through 26, NMSA 1978 Compilation, as amended by Chapter 80, Laws of 1979) stipulates that anyone who conducts public weighing and charges for such service – or issues a signed weight certificate as a third party – must have a weighmaster license. As the owner or operator of a large capacity scale, individuals may be subject to the Weighmaster Act. Employees or others who perform weighing should be licensed as a deputy weighmaster.

The annual license fee is $150 for a weighmaster and $50 for a deputy weighmaster. If the registration renewal application is not submitted prior to the current registration expiration date, a late registration fee of $100 will be charged in addition to the annual registration fee.

Each weighmaster must furnish a bond, which may be a corporate surety bond in the amount of $1,000, a certificate of deposit in the amount of $1,000, or a personal bond with $5,000 in liquid assets. 

Section 12 of the Weighmaster Act authorizes the New Mexico Department of Agriculture to prescribe the weight certificate used by each weighmaster. Certificate holders are required to provide an original intact weight certificate annually to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.



Roxanne Chepsongol, SCS Division Director