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New Business Packet

Steps for Licensure

  1. Certify Commercial Device(s): *Devices shall be tested, inspected and certified, i.e., display a NH certification stamp.
    1. Be sure devices are legal-for-trade;
    2. Contact a licensed New Hampshire service technician to have your device(s) certified. Once devices are certified, the technician will give you an inspection report form showing the devices have been certified in accordance with RSA 438 (weights and measures laws);
    3. See the List of Licensed New Hampshire Service Technicians or see "Required Forms and Related Information" below.
  2. Complete the Initial Device License Application Form
    1. Device License Application Form pdf file;
    2. Submit the "Inspection Report Form" that the licensed service technician gives you to expedite processing.
  3. Submit the Initial Device License Application Form and Copies of the Inspection Report Form(s)to:
    1. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
      Division of Weights & Measures
      PO Box 2042
      Concord, NH 03302-2042; or email the application to:
    2. Upon receipt of your completed application, an invoice will be generated;
    3. Pay the invoice and a license will be sent via email or USPS;
    4. For questions, call 271-2894.

Required Forms & Related Information

  1. Welcome letter to new businessespdf file;
  2. Device License Application Form pdf file;
  3. Certification Versus Licensure of Devices pdf file;
  4. Clarification about the NH Certification Stamp pdf file
  5. Gross Weight versus Net Weightpdf file (Deducting Proper Tare);
  6. Memoranda for Businesses: Commercial vs. Non-Commercial devicespdf file;
  7. Method of Sale of Commoditiespdf file;
  8. Quick Reference Sheet for Businesses with Commercial Scales pdf file (scale requirements including legal-for-trade scale specifications);
  9. Memoranda for Businesses: Scale Maintenance Requirementspdf file;
  10. List of Service Companies with licensed New Hampshire service technicians by category for testing, calibrating, and certifying commercial devices.

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109