If you meet the requirements for earning a New Mexico land surveyor stamp, the state will issue you one to use with clients. However, it’s a good idea to go over the following features your stamp has to display in order for it to be considered legitimate, along with how you’re supposed to use it. Let’s start there.
Using Your New Mexico Land Surveyor Stamp
Unlike many other states, you actually have some options when it comes to applying your New Mexico land surveyor stamp. You can do so with a rubber stamp, as an embossing seal or via an electronically-generated image. If you choose a computer-generated facsimile, it has to be a bona fide copy of the approved version. Do not attempt to modify it at all. Obviously, the version you choose will affect how you apply it.
The Appearance of the New Mexico Land Surveyor Stamp
No matter how you apply your New Mexico land surveyor stamp, it’s going to need to look a specific way. First, the stamp should have a diameter of 1-1/2". There are then two circles inside the stamp. The first one needs to be 1” with the one inside of that being 1/2" in diameter.
Between the middle ring and the perimeter, at the bottom, your New Mexico land surveyor stamp should read, “Professional Surveyor.” Across the top will be your full name.
Then, between the innermost ring and the middle one, your stamp will simply say, “New Mexico” along the top. There is nothing at the bottom of this ring.
Finally, in the center is your license number that you were given by the board and nothing else.
One interesting distinction about the New Mexico land surveyor stamp is that the manufacturer is allowed to apply a border pattern of their choosing. Older ones, for example, might use “Licensed” on the seal. Others might add “Registered” to that. Either is fine so long as the word “Licensed” appears.
If you’ve gone to the trouble of applying for a New Mexico land surveyor stamp, you’re probably ready to get to work the moment you receive it. However, before you do, just double-check that all of the above is present so you knows yours is legitimate.