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Device Permits

Device Permits

In the state of Ohio, all vehicle, livestock and railway scales, vehicle tank, LP truck and bulk rack meters must have registered permits.

Vehicle Scale & Device Permit Look Up

Search vehicle scale and device permits that are registered in Ohio by Permit number, Company Name, Address, City, State or County. If you have any questions regarding the status of a permit or a permit not currently listed on our site, please call Weights and Measures at 614-728-6290.

Visit the Vehicle Scale and Device Permit Look Up tool to find registered scales and devices in Ohio.

Device Permit Instructions

This provides you with a helpful checklist when completing your request for a New Device Permit, Renewal of a Device Permit or Replacement of a Device Permit.  

  • Name, address of device, city, state, zip code, phone number, email address, county device is located in and mailing address if different than location address.
  • Check if New Permit: $75, Renewal: $75 or Replacement: $10 per device.
  • Number of devices in each category if new or total number of renewals. This is located on the top right side of application.
  • Serial numbers for new device or if different from renewal application. Should you need additional space you may use an excel spreadsheet or other document attached to the application.
  • Total payment
  • Signature - Required
  • If you no longer own the device please write on the application no longer own or in use.
  • Sign, date and return to be removed.


Permits are required annually beginning July 1st to June 30th.

A person who is issued a permit under this section and who seeks to renew that permit shall pay an annual permit renewal fee of $75 Per Device.

Any late renewal fee will incur a $20 late fee PER DEVICE.

Fees may be paid with a Check, Money Order or Credit Card (Master Card, Visa or Discover). Checks should be payable to “Treasurer State of Ohio”. Please note that payments that do not have the proper amount will be returned.

Mail to:

Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Weights & Measures

8995 East Main St., Bldg. #5

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

You may email your application and additional pages if applicable to weights@agri.ohio.gov then call 614-728-6290 to provide Master Card, Visa or Discover payments. We do NOT take American Express. You may also fax your application to 614-728-6424.


Please click on this link for a Device Permit Application.

Device Permit Application

2021/2022 Device Permit Application for the following only:

Vehicle Scales  vs

Livestock Scales  ls

Railway Scales  rs 

Vehicle Tank Meters  vtm

LP Truck Meters  LPG

Bulk Rack Meters  brm

 2021/2022 Device Permit Application