• Next Board Meeting

    The next meeting of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying will be held on February 19, 2016– location TBD– at 9:00 am. Any RPLS/LSLS that attends the meeting and signs the sign-in sheet will be granted four hours…

What’s New:

11/12/2015: Surveying Equipment Stolen from Westwood Company Truck

Westwood Professional Services in Plano, Texas reported that surveying equipment was stolen from a company truck on Tuesday, November 10 in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more…


10/29/2015: November Board Meeting: UPDATE

Due to the limitation placed by the fire marshal on our normal meeting room and the potential for a larger-than-normal attendance, our Board meeting will be held in the Hobby Building, Tower three, Room 100. Read more…



The online portal opens November 1st. Renewal fees are $179 for all currently registered RPLS licensees.  Inactive fees remain the same. Read more…


10/23/2015: November Board Meeting: UPDATE

PLEASE BE ADVISED: The location of the next Board meeting has changed. The meeting will be held at a The Hobby Building at 333 Guadalupe St, Room 100, Tower Three in Austin, TX 78701, starting at 9 am.


9/3/2015: November Board Meeting

The next Board meeting will be held November 20, 2015 at the TCEQ Complex in building A, room 172, at 9 am. The Board will not meet at or during the TSPS Annual Convention, this year held in Dallas.

We look forward to seeing you all in November!


6/19/2015: Reduction in Land Surveying Licensing Fees

On June 15, 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill (HB) 7 which includes elimination of the $200 occupational tax paid by registered professional land surveyors and other licensed professionals. Read more…


2/17/2015: To Whom Do I Complain?

According to Rule 663.1, a firm offering surveying services to the public is supposed to inform those receiving their services that any complaints regarding the service they received can be directed to the Board. Read more…


11/25/2014: New License Verification Portal

TBPLS has added an online License Verification portal to the website. This portal will enable applicants to the Texas Board to submit their License Verification quickly and electronically to accompany their application. Read more…


 7/3/2014: Rule Change Regarding RPLS Exam

Please be notified that the Board’s recent rule change regarding the RPLS Exam will tentatively take effect in 2015. Read more…


Clarification of New Board Rule: Use of Firm Registration Number

Many of you have asked for clarification regarding rule 661.57(1), “a firm shall not offer land surveying services to the public unless the offer of services contains the Firm Registration Certificate number.” Read more…

Statewide Goal

The priority goal will be to ensure that Texas consumers are effectively and efficiently served by high quality professionals and businesses by setting clear standards, maintaining compliance and seeking market-based solutions.

The Mission

The mission of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying is to protect the residents of Texas by regulating, licensing and renewing the licenses of only competent surveyors; surveyors able to provide accurate surveys which will result in the orderly use of our physical environment.

The Philosophy

The Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying will license only competent surveyors and will regulate the practice of surveying. We will manage our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible with a commitment to excellence.