Public weighers in Texas are required to hold Public Weigher surety bonds for their operations. These bonds ensure the safety of operators and their financial exposure and also protect the interests of the state. They also ensure that the public receives accurate information about commodities. To obtain a Public Weigher license, the applicant must have the weighing scale(s) registered with TDA, submit an application, appropriate license fee and an approved state bond to TDA. Public Weigher licenses are valid for a period of two years.