San Diego Public Scale Services

We operate a 75 foot Certified Public Scale conveniently available to the San Diego community. It is freeway close, located within a mile or two of Interstate 8 and State Routes 52, 67, and 125.

Why you may need a certified public scale

You will need a public scale if you are registering a vehicle from out of state or moving a long distance.

Not all states require non-commercial vehicles to stop at weigh stations but there are exceptions and you need to know them. For example, some states require an agriculture inspection at the state border if you are coming from, or entering, a quarantine area.

Sometimes there can be a misunderstanding of state regulations and you may get varying answers. We have compiled a list to help you determine states where you may need to stop at weigh stations:

  • Arkansas – Sometimes: They only require commercial vehicles, which include truck rentals that are hauling commercial goods.
  • California – Always: All trucks are required to stop, commercial and rental.
  • Florida – Sometimes: If a truck is strictly used for personal property you don’t need to stop. But you are required to if you hauling commercial and or agricultural products.
  • Georgia – Over 10,000 lbs: If you are hauling over 10,000lbs of personal property you must stop.
  • Indiana – Always: All trucks, rental or commercial are required to stop at an open weigh station
  • Kansas – Over 10,000 lbs: All truck rentals hauling over 10,000lbs of personal property are required to stop.
  • Maryland – Over 10,000 lbs: All truck rentals hauling over 10,000lbs of personal property are required to stop.
  • Missouri – Over 18,001 lbs: Trucks and vehicles with a weight of 18,001lbs or over must stop.
  • Montana – Always: Vehicles and trucks with the exception of passenger vehicles and pickup trucks under 14,000lbs must stop.
  • Nebraska – Always: All truck rentals are required to stop.
  • New Jersey – Over 10,001 lbs: All trucks and vehicles weighing 10,001lbs or more are required to stop.
  • New York – Over 10,000 lbs: All trucks and vehicles, including vehicles that are towing a trailer, will be required to stop if the combined weight exceeds over 10,000lbs.
  • Ohio – Over 10,000 lbs: All truck rentals hauling over 10,000lbs of personal property are required to stop.
  • South Carolina – Always: All truck rentals hauling personal property will be required to stop but most likely be waived through.

Our scale is set up for large and small vehicles and will provide an accurate digital printout. We will provide you with multiple copies of your weight ticket.

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