The primary duty of the Weighmaster Unit of the Public Works Division is protecting County roads, streets, and bridges from damage by the overweight trucks through the enforcement of state laws and County ordinances as they relate to truck weight, length and permit requirements.

Weighmasters, also referred to as Motor Carrier Enforcement Officers, protect the motoring public by inspecting for safety violations, defective equipment, load security, and driver qualifications.

Recently, Lane County Public Works has partnered with the Lane County Sheriff's Office to provide a full time Deputy Sheriff to serve as Weighmaster, allowing for a wider range of support for this position.

Sheriff at the Row River Scales

panorama pic of eleven axle truck


  • Make the roads in Lane County safe by enforcing the laws, ordinances, and safety regulations pertaining to weights and measures along with truck safety requirements.
  • Provide public assistance as needed for road and traffic crash hazards.
  • Process abandoned vehicles on Lane County roadways.

Sheriff with abandoned car

To report an abandoned vehicle, call 
Sheriff's non-emergency line: (541) 682-4150, or
Public Works: (541) 682-6900

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