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Weighbridge operator's licence

Licence summary

To operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures for your local authority.

Eligibility Criteria

You must have sufficient knowledge for the proper performance of your duties.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period unless of police objection.

Target Completion Period 28 calendar days.

See Licence Application Fees.

Apply online

Apply for a public weighbridge operator's certificate


Public Protection Services, Ruthin Road, Wrexham LL13 7TU

Phone: 01978 813786
Email: public_protection_service@wrexham.gov.uk

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Wrexham Council in the first instance.

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

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Wrexham Council in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations

National Measurement Office (NMO)

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)