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Consumer Affairs

The Department of Consumer Affairs’  mission is to protect and educate residents of Cuyahoga County through the most effective and efficient inspection, investigation, mediation, and education programs  from deceptive selling and/or buying practices and from the misrepresentation of the price of a commodity or service. The Department consists of two Divisions: (1) Weights and Measures and (2) Consumer Protection.

The Weights and Measures Division is responsible for testing and the ensuring accuracy of all weighing and measuring devices used in commercial transactions in Cuyahoga County outside of the City of Cleveland. This is accomplished through inspections of scales, gas pumps, scanning systems, timing meters, and platform scales. The Division also inspects the accuracy of declared weight on prepackaged commodities and the method of sale on items such as firewood. Whether it is a dozen eggs, a gallon of juice, a yard of cloth, drying your clothes in a timed dryer, or purchasing firewood, almost all consumer purchases are sold by weight, volume, length, count or measure.

The Consumer Protection Division is responsible for protecting consumers from deceptive practices related to consumer transactions for personal, home, or household use, and; assisting consumers through education the ability to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. This is accomplished through mediation and investigation; public speaking or community outreach events; distribution of consumer facts or warnings; and working with local community and business leaders to ensure a fair and honest marketplace.

Back to School Sweep Results




More than 20 percent of stores failed a recent price-check sweep by the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs.  

In anticipation of the statewide sales tax holiday the weekend of Aug. 7, the department’s Weights and Measures inspectors performed a sweep to make sure consumers would get the prices stores advertised. Read More...

Scam AlertiTunes Scam Alert
The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs is warning residents about a costly new version of the grandparent scam. Seniors have lost up to $8,000 apiece in this evolving scam, which uses iTunes as the form of payment. Click here to read more.

Consumer Tip(s) of the Month

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Consumer Tips and Warnings

Frequently Asked Questions about Weights and Measures

How to File a Complaint

Request a Speaker

Resources/Helpful Links

What Businesses Need to Know