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Land Surveyor


A land surveyor measures the earth's surface to determine property boundaries and to provide data for mapmaking, construction projects, and other engineering purposes.

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


For fee information is available on the NYSED website at

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2010, there were 63 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 33 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 11/6/12.

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