Reduction in Land Surveying Licensing Fees

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…

In our case, Occupations Code, section 1071.1251, was added to the Professional Land Surveying Practices Act in 2003 which increased licensing fees by $200. Of the $200 collected, $150 was deposited in the general revenue fund and $50 was deposited in the foundation school fund.

With the passage of HB 7, section 1071.1251 is repealed effective September 1, 2015. Registered professional land surveying licensing fees will be adjusted at that time. Any 2015 late renewals paid through December 31, 2015 will still include the $200 fee.

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.