Does my firm need to be registered?Yes, any business, including a Professional Service Corporation, that includes within its stated purposes or practices, or holds itself out as available to practice, professional land surveying shall be registered with the Department. 225 ILCS 330/25 Administrative Rule 1270.45
What is a managing agent? A professional design firm seeking to be registered with the State of Illinois must have one or more managing agents in charge of land surveying activities in Illinois. Each managing agent must at all times maintain a valid, active license to practice professional land surveying in Illinois. 225 ILCS 330/25
What is a Resident Land SurveyorAny professional services corporation, sole proprietorship, or professional design firm offering land surveying services must have a resident professional land surveyor whose license is not suspended or revoked overseeing the land surveying practices in each location in which land surveying services are provided. 225 ILCS 330/25 (h)
Can a PLS advertise?Yes, any person licensed under the Professional Land Surveyor Act may advertise the availability of professional services in the public media or on the premises where such professional services are rendered, as permitted by law; provided, that such advertising is truthful and not misleading. 225 ILCS 330/24
Are Professional Land Surveying services subject to the Quality Based Selection Act? Yes, land surveying services are subject to the Quality Based Selection Act.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Land Surveyors?In no event may such an action be brought if 10 years have elapsed from the time of the act or omission. Any person who discovers the act or omission before expiration of the 10 year period, however, may in no event have less than 4 years to bring an action. 735 ILCS 5/13-222
Can a PLS file a lien?Yes, surveyor may file a lien. 770 ILCS 60/1