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Legal Metrology Certificate for Weights & Measures

Measurements are an integral part of our everyday life. For example, we fill our cars with fuel by volume and buy fruits and vegetables by weight. 

Legal Metrology refers to the application of legal requirements to measurements and measuring instruments. Legal Metrology Certificate is mandatory for individuals and entities involved in the manufacture, import, packing of weight and measure instruments.


Services of Legal Metrology Registration for Weights and Measures

Different Registrations/Licenses under Legal Metrology 

Any individual or entity dealing with weighing and measuring instruments are required to get themselves registered under Legal Metrology. There are different types of legal metrology registrations, certificates and licenses which are required to be obtained according to the business type.

Model Approval Certificate

LMPC Registration
Before doing any kind of business-related to weights and measuring products, it’s important to get the approval of the Department of Legal Metrology. Their approval hinges on the actual parameters of your product, and that’s why you have to be compliant with the rules of Legal metrology if you’re to get the license.  All the businesses engaged in manufacturing, distribution, selling, packaging and import of pre-packaged commodities are required to obtain Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities certificate, also known as LMPC certificate. The LMPC certificate is mandatory for businesses to ensure their compliance with the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.
Import License Dealership License
Only after the model is approved, can one import the products. However, you need to obtain the second level of import license that only a legal Metrology department can provide. Suppose the importer imports the product and the dealer sells the product with the same name. In that case, the latter has to obtain the Dealership License from the Legal metrology Department. 
 Product Stamping Repairer License  
If an individual has access to weight and measuring tools for personal uses that consist of transactions or products, the product must be stamped by the Legal metrology department first A Repairer license is a mandatory legal requirement for those dealing with weight and measures repair under the legal metrology act,2009. to obtain this license, an application for a repairer license needs to be filed with the controller of the state legal metrology department.


Note: The Legal Metrology Certificates and Licenses are granted to the businesses by the Legal Metrology Departments of their respective states.


Importance of Legal Metrology 

Legal Metrology is extremely important for promoting fair trade practices, consumer protection and economic growth. There are several benefits of legal metrology, such as:

  • Due to the accurate labeling and packaging of the products as per the legal metrology rules, the chance of misleading or overcharging the customers gets eliminated. 
  • Businesses who have obtained Legal Metrology License ensure compliance with the Legal metrology rules in India. Due to this, the conflict between buyers and sellers regarding inaccurate measurements gets reduced.
  • Legal Metrology ensures that the information provided on labels and packaging is correct and transparent. This helps to reduce complaints and queries from customers.
  • Manufacturers, sellers and importers that are registered with the Legal Metrology Departments are viewed as reliable and trustworthy. 
  • Customers build trust in businesses that comply with the legal metrology rules, as they do not have to worry about getting deceived.

Official Websites of Legal Metrology Departments of Various States/UTs across India

Here is a list of the official websites of Legal Metrology Departments of various states and union territories across India:

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Eligibility & Requirements

To obtain the Legal Metrology License, the following eligibility criteria needs to be met.

  • Your proposal and goods must follow the legal metrology of packaged commodities rules.
  • All the required papers must be submitted on the legal metrology website or offline, depending on the state you’re applying for.
  • If you have any other business license, then you submit it to operate the business.
  • Properly completed application with all the information.
  • Complete documents regarding the registration cost.

Process and Documentation for Legal Metrology License

The form selected for filing the application for Legal Metrology License will vary depending on the type of license you are applying for, and the State/UT you are applying in. However, some documents are mandatory to be attached along with the application.

Documents required for the Legal Metrology License:

  • Proof of legal possession.
  • Statement of stock and sales.
  • Lal Dora Certificate / MCL.
  • List of workers skilled & unskilled with names and addresses.
  • Prescribed license fee receipt.
  • Sales Tax registration number, if registered.
  • List of loan articles with verification certificate.
  • Copy of the constitution of the firm.
  • Site plan
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association in case of Private Limited company and limited company.
  • Any other document required by the Legal Metrology Department

All the Licenses of Legal Metrology shall be renewed in accordance with the provisions of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 read with the Delhi Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011. The application for the renewal of license shall be furnished in the prescribed pro forma. The renewal of the license must be completed latest by each calendar year’s 31st December.

The application for the license renewal shall be received in the respective district offices. The application will be processed in the same manner by the concerned LMO as in the cash of a fresh Legal Metrology License.

The license renewal application has to be filed using the prescribed form along with the following supporting documents:

  • Proof of continued legal possession.
  • Change in constitution of the firm, if any.
  • Statement of stock and sales.
  • All the documents as required for fresh license except experience certificate / copy of the literature of the item being manufactured / Lal Dora Certificate / MCL.
  • List of workers skilled & unskilled with names and addresses.
  • Attested copy of renewed M.C.L certificate where required.
  • Prescribed license renewal fee receipt.
  • Sales Tax registration number, if registered.
  • List of loan articles with verification certificate.
  • Copy of the constitution of the firm.
  • Month-wise statement of repairing job conducted during the year.
  • Site plan, if any change.
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association in case of Private Limited company and limited company.
  • List of workers, skilled and unskilled with names and addresses.
  • Prescribed license renewal fees receipt.
  • Any other document required by the Legal Metrology Department

Our Assistance

The requirements for Legal Metrology certificates vary across states and union territories in India. The Legal Metrology certificates are issued to the businesses by the Legal Department Departments in their respective states. While some states have an online registration process for obtaining this certificate, some states still require businesses to apply for the Legal Metrology License through the offline registration process. 

Our experts at Registrationwala have a deep understanding of both online and offline registration processes for obtaining Legal Metrology License. They pool their resources to:

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Our experts will stand with you throughout the thick and thin of the application filing process. If you have any concerns or questions during the application process, we will be happy to respond to you. As soon as the application process is complete, you’ll be informed promptly.

If you want to get the Legal Metrology Certificate for weights and measures as soon as possible, reach out to us now so that we can start the application filing process right away!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Who is the Competent Authority for granting Legal Metrology License?

A. For granting the Legal Metrology License, the Controller is the Competent Authority. For obtaining this license, the applicant can submit his application to the Zonal Officer of the concerned district.

Q2. What is Pre-Packed Commodity?

A. Any commodity which is placed in a package without the presence of the purchaser, is of whatever nature so that the product’s quantity contained therein has a predetermined value which cannot be altered unless the package is opened, is a pre-packed commodity.

Q3. Can an individual sell or use unstamped weights and measures?

A. No. Selling, offering, exposing or possessing weights and measures for sale or using or keeping them for use in any transaction or for industrial production or protection is not allowed unless such weights and measures have been verified and stamped by a licensed manufacturer/dealer of weights & measures.

Q4. Is it compulsory to obtain the license for manufacturers/repairers/dealers of any weights and measures? 

A. Yes, rule 11 of the Delhi Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011, makes it mandatory for the manufacturers, repairers and dealers to hold a valid Legal Metrology License before they can manufacture, repair and sell any weight or measure, respectively.

Q5. Is it legal for a dealer to charge more than the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) mentioned on the package?

A. No, it is an offense to overcharge and the dealer can be prosecuted for it.


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