• Next Board Meeting

    The next meeting of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying will be held on November 20, 2015 at 12100 Park 35 Circle (the TCEQ Complex) in Building A, Room 172 at 9:00 am. Any RPLS/LSLS that attends the…

What’s New:

9/3/2015: November Board Meeting

The next Board meeting will be held November 20, 2015 at the TCEQ Complex in building A, room 172, at 9 am. The Board will not meet at or during the TSPS Annual Convention, this year held in Dallas.

We look forward to seeing you all in November!


6/19/2015: 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…


2/17/2015: To Whom Do I Complain?

According to Rule 663.1, a firm offering surveying services to the public is supposed to inform those receiving their services that any complaints regarding the service they received can be directed to the Board. Read more…


11/25/2014: New License Verification Portal

TBPLS has added an online License Verification portal to the website. This portal will enable applicants to the Texas Board to submit their License Verification quickly and electronically to accompany their application. Read more…


 7/3/2014: Rule Change Regarding RPLS Exam

Please be notified that the Board’s recent rule change regarding the RPLS Exam will tentatively take effect in 2015. Read more…


Clarification of New Board Rule: Use of Firm Registration Number

Many of you have asked for clarification regarding rule 661.57(1), “a firm shall not offer land surveying services to the public unless the offer of services contains the Firm Registration Certificate number.” Read more…

Events & Updates

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.