Public weighbridge operator’s certificate

Licence summary

To operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued by the chief inspector for weights and measures for the licensing authority.

Regulation summary

Relevant legislation:

Weights and Measures Act 1985.

Application Evaluation Process:

No provision in the legislation.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes - tacit consent means that if we have not dealt with applications within the target period then the application can be deemed to have been granted/approved.

Applications would normally be determined within 56 days of receipt of all the information necessary to determine the application.


Please contact the Council in the first instance.

You may appeal to the National Measurement Office if your application is refused.

Public registers or databases

Your nearest public weighbridge is:

Joseph Ash Galvanising
Stafford Park 6
TF3 3AT.

For opening hours and fees please call them direct on 01952 290201.

Trade associations

Last updated: 13/12/2018 08:57

  1. Introduction
  2. Eligibility
  3. How do I apply?
  4. Contact