Now that you’ve received notification that you have been licensed, you’ll need to obtain your Connecticut land surveyor seal. However, before you do so, it is a good idea to make sure you understand all of the rules and regulations that you need to follow to ensure you choose an appropriate seal and use it properly.
The first thing to be aware of with Connecticut land surveyor seals is that they must adhere to a specific set of size and appearance requirements. Each seal must be 1-½” in diameter. Within that space, there are a few appearance requirements that must be followed as well to ensure your seal meets the proper guidelines. These include:
- A larger outer circle that encompasses the entire seal
- A smaller inner circle
- The words “State of Connecticut” at the top of the seal within the space between the circles
- The words “Land Surveyor” at the bottom of the seal inside the space between the circles
- The licensee’s name at the top of the inner circle
- The word “Licensed” along the bottom of the inner circle
- The Coat of Arms of Connecticut directly beneath the licensee’s name
- The license number right under the Coat of Arms
All of these items are centered along the top and bottom of the circles, as well as within the inner circle. Users can opt for either an embosser or a rubber stamp-style Connecticut land surveyor seal, providing that it meets all of these requirements.
Using a Connecticut Land Surveyor Seal
It is important that licensees understand that the use of a Connecticut land surveyor seal indicates that all of the information contained in the drawings, plats, reports, specifications, calculations and other documents is correct and reaches the correct point of accuracy as provided by the “Code of Recommended Practice for Accuracy of Surveys and Maps” as required by the board. If a licensee does not prepare the documents, or someone directly supervised by the licensee didn’t prepare the documents, the Connecticut land surveyor seal can be used providing that you create a complete written evaluation that identifies the project and explains the professional services that are provided in the documentation or drawings. In these instances, the evaluation must be kept for a minimum of six years.
If you ever lose your Connecticut land surveyor seal, it is your responsibility to report it to both the Department of Consumer Protection and the Board of Examiners within 15 days. Failing to do so will not only result in disciplinary action, it will also result in any misuse of the seal being your responsibility. However, when you report the loss of your seal, you can also petition for a new license at the same time.
Understanding these rules and requirements is an important part of having a Connecticut land surveyor seal. If you have any additional questions, make sure to contact the Department of Consumer Protection for help.