Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2019-09-01

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Business Regulation

Origin Date

1955 by the 54th Leg.


Fees for each land surveyor set by the board in amounts necessary to cover administration for: license, registration, certification, examination, renewal, duplicate, re-examination, roster and inactive status.

License expired 90 days or less -- pay renewal fee plus 1/2 amount of exam fee; more than 90 days -- renewal fees plus amount of exam fee; over 1 year -- must reapply.

Board may adopt reduced license and annual renewal fees for land surveyors at least 65 years old or who are disabled and not actively engaged in the practice of engineering. 

Includes civil penalties up to $1,500 (collected under Revenue Object 3717). Administrative penalties up to $1,500 per violation (collected under Revenue Object 3770).

Due Date

License renewable as set by the board.

Deposit Funds


Originally deposited to the Land Surveying Fund Account (0074), abolished August 31, 1995 per § 403.094, Government Code.

Amended by S.B. 313, 66th Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 545, 72nd Leg., R.S.

H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S. added $200 increase in license and renewal fees allocated, 25% to Foundation School Account (0193) and 75% to General Revenue. Dedication abolished August 31, 1995 per § 403.094 Government Code.

Amended by H.B. 1521, 76th Leg., R.S.

Codified in 1071.1526, Occupations Code by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1421, effective June 1, 2003.

Amended by S.B. 260, 78th Leg., R.S.

H.B. 7, 84th Leg., R.S. repealed $200 fee increase created by H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.

Land surveyors transferred to Board of Professional Engineers (Agy 460) by H.B. 1523, 86th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 20
Receipt Category 03 – Business Regulation
Receipt Type 10 – Business/Professional Fees
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A