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How much does a public weigher bond cost in Texas?
The Texas Department of Agriculture requires public weighers to obtain a $10,000 surety bond for each business location prior to receiving a license.
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Why do I need this bond?
Texas public weigher bonds are put in place to ensure that principals (public weighers) comply with all provisions of the Texas Public Weigher’s Law and all related rules and regulations. Specifically, these bonds ensure that all certificates of weights issued by the principal represent accurate weight or measure of a commodity.
If the principal fails to comply with these terms and conduct lawful business, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full penal sum of the bond.
What’s the fine print?
Public weigher bonds in Texas remain in full force and effect for two years and must be renewed at the end of each term. These bond forms, and all signatures on them, must be acknowledged by a notary public.
How to become a public weigher in Texas
To obtain a certificate of authority to work as a public weigher in Texas, an applicant must submit a completed application (RWM-702), which is obtained from the Department of Agriculture. The applicant must also submit a surety bond (RWM-704) and a Power of Attorney. Scales must be registered with the TDA. Failure to comply with these terms will result in a delay in the application process.
Licenses remain valid for two years.