Chapter 5.40
WEIGHING AND MEASURING DEVICES

Sections:

5.40.010    Purpose of provisions.

5.40.020    Definitions.

5.40.030    Device registration permit—Required.

5.40.040    Application for permit.

5.40.050    Fees.

5.40.060    Expiration of permits.

5.40.070    Delinquent permits.

5.40.010 Purpose of provisions.

In addition to and in accordance with the determination made and the authority granted by the State of California under Section 12240 of the Business and Professions Code, an annual device registration permit is required for establishments using weighing and measuring devices. [Ord. 3359 § 1, 1983; prior code § 8.98.010].

5.40.020 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A)    “Office of Weights and Measures” shall mean the Office of Weights and Measures, a division of the Office of the Agricultural Commissioner of Santa Cruz County and its agents and employees duly authorized to act on behalf of said Department.

(B)    “Weighing and measuring devices for which a permit is required” shall be such devices as classified in Section 12241 of the Business and Professions Code and the regulations of the Director of Food and Agriculture. [Ord. 3359 § 1, 1983; prior code § 8.98.020].

5.40.030 Device registration permit—Required.

No person shall temporarily or permanently, alone or in conjunction with others, establish, maintain, conduct or operate any device as established by Section 12241 of the Business and Professions Code without first obtaining an annual device registration permit. [Ord. 3359 § 1, 1983; prior code § 8.98.030].

5.40.040 Application for permit.

Applications for device registration permits and renewals thereof shall be filed with the Director of Weights and Measures upon such forms as he may prescribe. [Ord. 3359 § 1, 1983; prior code § 8.98.040(a)].

5.40.050 Fees.

The permit fee for the calendar year or any part thereof during which the permitted activity is carried on and for renewal thereof shall be that established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. [Ord. 3359 § 1, 1983; prior code § 8.98.040(b)].

5.40.060 Expiration of permits.

Each permit shall expire on December 31st of the current year, provided such permit may be renewed without penalty on or before February 15th next following the expiration date. [Ord. 3359 § 1, 1983; prior code § 8.98.040(c)].

5.40.070 Delinquent permits.

Permittees who do not renew the permit on or before February 15th shall pay the extra amount established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. [Ord. 3359 § 1, 1983; prior code § 8.98.040(d)].