Official Nebraska Government Website


This information is identical in content with that printed in the Annual Report.

The organization of the Board and its duties are as set forth in the Law. In all matters not specifically covered by the Law the functions of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary are those commonly recognized as pertaining to these offices. The term of the Chairperson and Vice–Chairperson shall be annual from July 1 until June 30.


The official mailing address of the Board shall be the Office of the Nebraska State Surveyor, who is by law the Secretary of the Board. The officers shall be free to carry on their duties in such places as may be designated by the Board.


Meetings of the Board may be held at any suitable place as set forth in the call for such meetings.

The regular Annual Meeting shall be held in the month of June at the call of the Chairperson or Secretary. The Chairperson and Vice–Chairperson shall be elected at the Annual meeting and their terms of office shall begin on the following July 1.

Meetings, other than the Annual Meeting, may be called at any time by the Chairperson, Secretary or by any two members of the Board. Three members shall constitute a quorum. Calls for such meetings shall be issued in writing at least ten (10) days before the time of the meeting.


The business of the Board at its regular meetings shall be conducted in the same order as the current agenda. The Chairman, Secretary or the Board on its own motion may at any time change the order of business when an emergency exists or it is necessary to comply with a stated time published on the agenda.


In addition to the records, etc., prescribed by the Law, the Secretary shall keep such additional records as the business of the Board may require.


The work of the Board may be assigned to special committees appointed by the Chairperson at the discretion of the Board.


The Board shall have an official seal which shall be as follows: An embossed circular seal 1‑7/8 inches in diameter, consisting of two concentric circles, the outer being 1‑7/8 inches in diameter and the inner being 1‑1/4 inches in diameter. The space between the two circles hall contain the words “Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors”,and the inner circle shall contain the official seal of the State of Nebraska. This seal shall be used on all certificates given and any other official business the Chairperson, Secretary or the Board on its own motion determines appropriate.

Each registered Land Surveyor shall be given an individual seal as prescribed by law which shall be in strict accordance with the design as accepted by the Board.

Certificates issued to applicants for registration shall be in accordance with the law and in a form prescribed by the Board which shall contain the following information: Name of the applicant, serial number assigned to the registrant and date of issuance. It shall bear the affixed seal of the Board and the signature of the Chairperson and the Secretary.

Each registered Land Surveyor shall also be given a suitable pocket card, to be provided by the Board, which shall contain substantially the same information as shown on the certificate. Such card shall bear the signature of the Secretary and shall also have a space for the signature of the registrant. A similar biennial card will be issued by the Board to applicants who have successfully completed all requirements for renewal.

Such registrations issued during the months of April, in odd numbered years, through June, in even numbered years, shall be in full force and effect for the remainder of the biennium in which they were issued. Registrations issued during the months of July, in even numbered years, through March, in odd numbered years, shall be in full force and effect for the remainder of the biennium in which they were issued and the next full biennium. Provided, nothing in this Section shall prevent the Board from canceling or suspending registrations pursuant to other Sections and the Statutes of the State of Nebraska. Each inactive registrant shall be allowed to retain his or her certificate but shall be required to return his or her personal seal to the Secretary of the Board before inactive registration shall be granted.

Inactive registrants shall not receive a biennial pocket card.


Examinations shall be conducted as prescribed in the law, at such time and place as the Board may designate, and in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Board may decide upon.

Notice of examinations shall be published at least six months in advance of such examinations.


Fees shall be as prescribed in the Rules and Regulations.


These By-Laws shall be in full force and effect from and after their adoption by a majority vote of the Board at any regular meeting.

These By-Laws and any rules and regulations of the Board may be amended at any time by the Board in compliance with the statutes governing the administrative agencies of the State of Nebraska, Chapter 84, Article 9, of the Revised Statutes of the State of Nebraska as amended.

Questions ?

Email - NBELS Office

Information Provided By:

The Nebraska Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors
555 North Cotner Blvd. - Lower Level
Lincoln, Nebraska 68505
Tel: (402) 471-2566