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DLLR's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

 

Apply for License/Permit - Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveyors

 

Apply for your individual original license

Apply for your firm original license online

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Individuals (License)

Subject to exceptions stated in the law, an individual who practices surveying in Maryland is required to hold a license issued by the Board.

Please read ALL Requirements and Instructions before proceeding with the application process.

BY EXAMINATION

Once a candidate has met the requirements for examination and licensure, the Board shall issue the following certificate/license:

  • Land Surveyor-in-Training
     
    An individual who passes the Fundamentals of Surveying may be certified by the Board as a Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT). A certificate will be mailed to you.

Certificate Period: The term of certificate has no expiration date after issuance.

  • Professional Land Surveyor
     An individual who passes the Fundamentals of Surveying Examination (may be waived if applying under §15.305(d) (see LICENSE REQUIREMENTS), the Principles and Practices Examination (P&P) and two state-specific examinations, Maryland Law and Storm Drain and Road Grade Design, may be licensed by the Board as a Professional Land Surveyor. Subject to the exceptions stated in the law, an individual who practices land surveying in the State must be licensed by the Board.

License Period: The term of licensure is a two years from the date of issuance.

Application Process

  • FS and PS Examination applications are available online. You also apply online or request an application by contacting the Board office.
  • Certain supporting documentation will have to be filed separately, such as transcripts and/or verification of licensure from another state, when appropriate. These forms can be mailed (with appropriate fees, if applicable) to the Board, and must be received by the application filing deadline.
  • Examination fees

Please read about the Examination requirements.

BY RECIPROCITY - Requirements

An applicant who is licensed to practice Surveying in another state or territory of the United States may qualify for licensure by reciprocity if he or she provides adequate evidence that, at the time he or she was licensed by the other state or territory he or she met requirements that were equivalent to those required by Maryland; or, provides adequate evidence that, at the time of application for reciprocity, he or she meets the requirements currently required by the laws of Maryland, and having passed two state-specific examinations:

  • Maryland Law
     Open book, 60 multi-choice questions on Maryland Law and Regulations for Professional Land Surveyors (2 hours)
  • Storm Drain and Road Grade Design
     Open book, with calculator, principles and practices problem solving (4 hours).

Application Process

Reciprocity applicants may obtain an application from Online Forms or by contacting the Board office. All materials must be sent to:

The Board for Professional Land Surveyors
500 N. Calvert Street Rm# 308
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 - 3651
ATTN: Reciprocity

Completed Reciprocity applications are reviewed by the Board at its monthly meeting (first Wednesday of the month) and the applicant is notified shortly thereafter.

Reciprocal License Fee:
Because most reciprocal candidates will not have passed the state-specific exams required in Maryland, the license fee is not paid until all requirements for licensure are met. A non-refundable application fee is due at time of application.

Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Partnership (Permit)

A corporation, partnership, or LLC shall hold a permit issued by the Board before that entity may operate a business through which land surveying or property line surveying is practiced.

Partnership: A partnership offering land surveying services in Maryland is required to obtain a permit from the Maryland Board. A professional land surveyor or property line surveyor may practice surveying for others through a partnership as a partner, employee, or agent of the partnership.

Corporation: A corporation offering land surveying services in Maryland is required to obtain a permit from the Maryland Board. A professional land surveyor or property line surveyor may practice surveying for others through a corporation as an officer, employee, or agent of the corporation.

Limited Liability Corporation: A limited liability company offering surveying services in Maryland is required to obtain a permit from the Maryland Board. A professional land surveyor or property line surveyor may practice surveying for others through a limited liability company as a member, employee or agent of the limited liability company.

****Corporation and LLC Permit applicants must also apply to the Department of Assessments and Taxation, at 410-767-1340, for a Certificate of Good Standing to submit to the Board to complete their application. Contact the Department of Assessment and Taxation.

Application for firm permit may be made :

  • ONLINE
     Initiate application and pay firm permit fee on-line

OR

  • Hard-copy Application
      1. Download the application or email the Board at surveyor@dllr.state.md.us;
      2. Complete application and mail to the Board Office with fee (made payable to: "DLLR-PLS")

Completed Permit Applications are reviewed by the Board at its meeting, the first Wednesday of each month, and the firm is notified in writing.

The permit period is two years from the date of issuance.