There is nothing especially distinct about the North Dakota land surveyor seal when compared to those given out by most states. However, that’s all the more reason to take a moment or two to make sure nothing is out of order. If you don’t, you could have quite the surprise waiting for you after years of using it.
The Dimensions of a North Dakota Land Surveyor Seal
The North Dakota land surveyor seal measures 1-3/4" in diameter. In North Dakota, you can use an embosser or a rubber stamp for leaving your mark. In either case, though, this diameter should hold.
North Dakota’s board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors for registrants also allows an electronic version. Obviously, this computer-generated seal needs to remain as it was issued, meaning you can’t modify it in any way.
The Appearance of the North Dakota Land Surveyor Seal
As we touched on, there are really only a few elements of the North Dakota land surveyor seal that you need to look for.
First, the perimeter should have a crimp to it. If you’re using the computer version, you’ll notice no difference with the perimeter.
The actual design of the North Dakota land surveyor seal chanced in 2005, so don’t compare yours to one from before this time or you’ll think there are errors when you actually have nothing to worry about.
This recent design involves concentric circles. Between the inner-circle and the perimeter, the seal reads, “Registered Professional Land Surveyor” going along the top. Across the bottom, it simply says, “North Dakota.”
In the middle of the inner-circle, at the top, it should read, “Name Here.” Under that will be your license number, beginning with, “No.” Finally, the word date is directly below this part.
If you’re also a professional engineer, the typical North Dakota land surveyor seal won’t suffice to cover your services. Instead, you’ll want a dual license. Everything about it, including the diameter, are the same as the North Dakota land surveyor seal we just described. The only difference is that, across the top, outside of the inner-circle, it will read, “Registered Professional Engineer & Land Surveyor.”
Now that you know what you’re looking for, take a moment or two and inspect your seal before using it.