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Land Surveyor


A New York licensed land surveyor (LS) is a professional who uses applied mathematics and other technical and research skills to measure and plot:

the dimensions of any portion of the earth's surface (including natural and other structures);
the lengths and directions of boundary lines; and
the contour of the earth's surface.

Licensing Requirements

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professsions, to practice as a land surveyor in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at

Fees: (as of April 8, 2014)

The fee for licensure and first registration is $377.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2012, there were 45 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2013, there were 34 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Education Building
Division of Professional Licensing
Services Engineering/Land Surveying Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 250

Standard Occupational Classification

17-1022 - Surveyors
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/04/14.

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