Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors

Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Financial Regulation, an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our homepage and we look forward to assisting you.

Although our building in Gardiner, Maine is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 health emergency, our staff remains available to resolve your complaints, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and regulated industries.

Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

The staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation

Purpose

The State Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors was established to protect the public through regulation of the practice of land surveying in the State of Maine.

The primary responsibilities of the Board are to examine and license qualified applicants for licensure to practice land surveying, to revoke or to refuse to renew any licenses after proper notice and hearing.

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)

Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx?board=4280. This database is updated in real time as changes occur. The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.

What's New

2019 IS A RENEWAL YEAR!

PLS LICENSEES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE 8 PDHs PRIOR TO RENEWING PLEASE SEE LINKS BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOUR (PDH) INFORMATION

Board Rule - Chapter 70 - Continuing Education Requirements for license renewal 12/31/2019 (PDF)

Board Laws - Continuing Education

LSIT'S ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE PDHs TO RENEW THEIR LICENSES

Future correspondence from the Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

Board Rule - Chapter 70 - Continuing Education Requirements for license renewal 12/31/2019 (PDF)

Board Laws - Continuing Education

LICENSE & RENEWAL INFORMATION

DELIVERY OF RENEWAL REMINDERS AND LICENSES

Renewal reminders and licenses are delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as “noreply@maine.gov” and the subject is either "YOUR PROFESSIONAL LICENSE IS DUE FOR RENEWAL" OR “YOUR OFFICIAL LAND SURVEYOR LICENSE IS ATTACHED”. Sometimes these notices end up in spam or junk folders so please be on the lookout for them.

Paper licenses will NOT be mailed to licensees with an email address on file with the Board.

You have the opportunity to update your contact information when you renew your license online or you may update your email address and other contact information anytime here.

RULEMAKING CHANGES

OPOR Fee Rule Chapter 10 - Effective December 25, 2019 (PDF)

STATUTORY NOTICES

Land Surveyor Licensing Law – Recodification

PL Chapter 180 was enacted by the 1st Regular Session of the 126th Legislature. The new statutory citation for the Land Surveyor Licensing Law is 32 M.R.S.A. c. 141 and becomes effective on January 1, 2014.

10 day notification of convictions, discipline & material changes

BOARD NOTICES

Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 2017 (PDF)