For the most part, the North Carolina land surveyor stamp is pretty similar to others used in states all across the country. However, it’s still vital that you ensure yours is going to be compliant when you begin using it. To this end, read the following so you can recognize the real deal.
Dimensions of the North Carolina Land Surveyor Stamp
In North Carolina, the land surveyor stamp can be used as an embossing seal or a rubber stamp, whichever you prefer. However, you do need to be sure that your stamp is 1-5/8" in diameter.
The Appearance of Your North Carolina Land Surveyor Stamp
As we mentioned at the beginning, the North Carolina land surveyor stamp has a pretty basic design to it. The outsider perimeter has a perforated edge to it. Then there’s another circle outlined in dots inside the stamp itself.
Between the perimeter and this inner circle, you should read “North Carolina” going across the top. Across the bottom, in this same section of the stamp, should be your name as you provided it on the North Carolina land surveyor stamp application.
The inner circle contains three critical elements:
- Going across the top it needs to say, “Professional”
- Across the bottom, you should see “Land Surveyor”
- Right in the center, the stamps says, “Seal” with your license number just below that
Your North Carolina Land Surveyor Stamp License Number
While everyone is given a unique license number by the state of North Carolina, they all have one thing in common, the "L-" prefix. Check to be sure your number starts with this and that this is how your stamp shows it.
Operating as Both a Surveyor and Engineer
In many states, if you’re both a surveyor and engineer, you can apply for a stamp that lists both designations on it. Other times, you have to get two stamps. If you have both distinctions in North Carolina, though, you can simply use the surveyor’s stamp.
It only takes a couple minutes to go through the above and check to be sure your North Carolina land surveyor stamp meets the requirements necessary for staying in compliance. Otherwise, you could be in for a rude awakening when a lot of your work is invalidated later.