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Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 531
WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND STANDARDS
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F.S. 531.63
1531.63 Maximum permit fees.The commercial use permit fees established for weights or measures instruments or devices shall be in an amount necessary to administer this chapter but may not exceed the amounts provided in this section.
(1) For weighing devices, the fees must be based on the manufacturer’s rated capacity or the device’s design and use and whether measuring by inch or pounds or the metric equivalent:
(a) For weighing devices of up to and including the 100-pound capacity which are used during any portion of the period covered by the permit, the maximum annual fees per category of device may not exceed the following:

Number of devices
in a single category     Maximum Fee

1 to 5     $60

6 to 10     $150

11 to 30     $200

More than 30     $300

(b) For weighing devices of greater than the 100-pound capacity, the maximum annual registration fees may not exceed the following amounts per device:

Manufacturer’s rated
capacity     Maximum Fee Per Device

100-5,000 pounds     $200

5,000-20,000 pounds     $300

20,000 pounds or more     $400

Wheel load weighers     $35

Static railroad track scales     $1,000

Belt-conveyor scales     $500

In-motion railroad track scales     $1,000

(2) For other measuring devices, the annual permit fees per device may not exceed the following:
(a) Mass flow meters having a maximum flow rate of up to 150 pounds per minute..........$100.

This includes all mass flow meters used to dispense compressed and liquefied natural gas for retail sale.

(b) Mass flow meters having a maximum flow rate greater than 150 pounds per minute..........$500.
(c) Volumetric flow meters having a maximum flow rate of up to 20 gallons per minute..........$50.

This includes all devices used to dispense diesel exhaust fluid for retail sale.

(d) Volumetric flow meters having a maximum flow rate greater than 20 gallons per minute..........$100.
(e) Tanks, under 500 gallons capacity, used as measure containers, with or without gage rods or markers..........$100.
(f) Tanks, 500 or more gallons capacity, used as measure containers, with or without gage rods or markers..........$200.
(g) Multiple-dimension measuring
devices..........$100.
(h) Liquefied petroleum gas bulk delivery vehicles with a meter owned or leased by a liquefied petroleum gas licensee..........$150.
(3) The owner or person in possession of a weight or measures instrument or device for which the permit fees have not been paid in accordance with this section may not use such instrument or device for commercial purposes.
History.ss. 36, 40, ch. 2009-66; ss. 1, 2, ch. 2013-55; ss. 36, 37, ch. 2013-251; s. 23, ch. 2016-166; s. 30, ch. 2017-85; s. 30, ch. 2018-84.
1Note.Repealed July 1, 2025, by s. 30, ch. 2018-84.