STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

Due to the state’s response to COVID-19, the staff at the Kansas Department of Agriculture continues to work in a limited capacity with much of the staff working remotely. The KDA headquarters office in Manhattan is now open to the public, with changes to a number of practices in place to protect the health of staff and visitors. 

  • All staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings in public areas of the building.
  • Social distancing must be maintained while in the building.
  • Many meetings are being held as online meetings or conference calls.

We appreciate your patience as we work through these changing times.

The KDA coronavirus page has guidance documents and ag-related industry links. For more information about the State of Kansas response to COVID-19, please consult the KDHE Resource Center.

Weights and Measures

Weights and measures is one of the oldest government functions. It is specifically mentioned in the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. The global and United States economies depend on uniform standards of mass, volume and length. Thus, the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Weights and Measures program serves a very important role in consumer protection and in facilitating trade.

Weights and measures inspectors test all kinds of commercial weighing and measuring devices. They test scales used in grocery stores, grain elevators, livestock sale barns, pawn shops and other locations. They test gas pumps and meters used to sell chemicals or to sell propane to home owners. They check packages containing edible and inedible products to ensure that the consumer receives the quantity stated on the label. They even verify that in-store scanners scan the correct price. Essentially, all consumer goods are subject, in one way or another, to the weights and measures law.


To file a complaint, please contact the Weights and Measures office at
(785) 564-6681 or select an online complaint form.

Fuel Complaint Form

Packages, Price Errors, and Scales Complaint Form


When you make a complaint, please include: 
  • WHEN and WHERE the purchase was made, including date, time, street address and city.
  • A clear explanation of the complaint, whether it has to do with price verification, fuel quality, or the quantity of fuel received.