Business and Professions Code - BPC

Published: 2015-07-08

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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 15. Land Surveyors [8700 - 8805]

  ( Chapter 15 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 41. )
ARTICLE 5.5. Photogrammetry [8775 - 8775.3]
  ( Article 5.5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1967. )


No person shall use the title or any abbreviation of the title photogrammetrist or photogrammetric surveyor unless he or she holds registration as a civil engineer or licensed land surveyor, or unless he or she is licensed as a photogrammetric surveyor.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1006, Sec. 31. Effective January 1, 2001.)


Persons meeting the requirements of this article may engage in and perform all photogrammetric services germane to this chapter, either as individuals, employees, or as independent contractors; provided, however, that the field surveys to be done are performed by registered civil engineers or licensed land surveyors, and in the preparation of any topographic map which contains the delineation of property corners or a property boundary or boundaries the work is certified or attested to by a registered civil engineer or land surveyor.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1967.)


Maps, documents, or reports prepared by, or under the direction of, a licensed photogrammetric surveyor shall carry his signature and certificate number which will indicate his responsibility for the work.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1967.)


Photogrammetric surveyor licenses shall be renewable upon payment of the fee fixed by the board for which a renewal certificate shall be issued. Photogrammetric surveyor license fees shall be the same as those prescribed for land surveyor’s licensing; and the provisions of this chapter relating to revenue, and with respect to disciplinary proceedings, shall similarly apply.

(Amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 108.)