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09.13.06.00.htm 09.13.06.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS Chapter 06 Minimum Standards of Practice Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-208(b)4) Annotated Code of Maryland
09.13.06.01.htm 09.13.06.01. 01 Purpose.. A. In the general interest of the public, these standards are promulgated to set forth the minimum acceptable level of performance to be exercised by all individuals practicing professional land surveying and property line surveying in Maryland.B. If anything contained in these regulations conflicts with other federal or State requirements, the more stringent requirements shall be followed.
09.13.06.02.htm 09.13.06.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "As-constructed survey" has the meaning stated in Regulation .07 of this chapter.. 2) "Bench mark" means an identifiable stable reference point established as a record for future use or reestablishment of the elevation datum of a survey requiring vertical data.3) "Boundary survey" has the meaning stated in Regulation .03 of this chapter.. 4) "Consumer" means a pro
09.13.06.03.htm 09.13.06.03. 03 Boundary Surveys.. A. Purpose.. 1) The boundary survey is a means of marking boundaries for sufficient definition and identification to uniquely locate each lot, parcel, or tract.2) The purpose of a boundary survey is to establish, reestablish, or describe, or all of these, the physical position and extent of the boundaries of real property.B. Result. Unless otherwise directed by the party requesting the survey, sufficient monuments or reference control points whi
09.13.06.04.htm 09.13.06.04. 04 Field Run Topographic Surveys.. A. Purpose. The purpose of a field run topographic survey is to locate, describe, or map, or all of these, the elevations and positions of the physical features and characteristics of the surface of the earth including spot elevations, contours, and other features.B. Result.. 1) The results of a topographic survey shall clearly show the results of the field and office work and shall be presented, depending on the type of professional services reque
09.13.06.05.htm 09.13.06.05. 05 Field Run Planimetric Surveys.. A. Purpose. The purpose of a field run planimetric survey is to locate, describe, or map, or all of these, the horizontal positions of the physical features and characteristics of the surface of the earth and other features.B. Result.. 1) The results of a planimetric survey shall clearly show the results of the field and office work, and shall be presented, depending on the type of professional services requested, in the form of:b) A worksheet;.
09.13.06.06.htm 09.13.06.06. 06 Location Drawings.. A. Purpose. The purpose of a location drawing is to locate, describe, and represent the positions of buildings or other visible improvements affecting the subject property.B. Result. The location drawing shall delineate the subject property and the location of the buildings and other visible improvements on the property. Location drawings do not include foundation certifications or wall checks.C. Approval by the Consumer and Disclosures..
09.13.06.07.htm 09.13.06.07. 07 As-Constructed or Record Surveys.. A. General. At the time the surveyor performs as-constructed, sometimes referred to as an as-built, or record surveys, the surveyor shall obtain field measurements of vertical or horizontal dimensions, or both, of constructed improvements. The constructed improvements located by the survey shall be shown by symbols, notations, or delineations and shall be so certified. All plats prepared shall meet these minimum technical
09.13.06.08.htm 09.13.06.08. 08 Metes and Bounds Descriptions.. A. Purpose. The purpose of a metes and bounds description is to create a written legal description of the subject tract of land that provides information necessary to properly locate the property on the ground and distinctly set it apart from all other properties.B. Result.. 1) A metes and bounds description shall indicate the general location of the property by:. a) Naming the particular lot or block, or other acceptable identification w
09.13.06.09.htm 09.13.06.09. 09 Right-of-Way/Easement Surveys.. A. General. A right-of-way/easement survey is a means of obtaining, reporting, or displaying, or all of these, the necessary data to establish or reestablish the location of sufficient property lines of the affected tract of land to assure the accurate location of the strip or parcel of land being described for the use and benefit of others.B. Result. A right-of-way/easement survey shall result in the establishment of the location of lines
09.13.06.10.htm 09.13.06.10. 10 Special Purpose Surveys.. A. General. A survey not previously defined in these regulations is classified as a special purpose survey and is permitted. The purpose and conditions of this survey shall be clearly shown on the survey plats. A survey performed in accordance with this regulation may not be construed to constitute a variance from these standards.B. Special Conditions. If special conditions exist that effectively prevent the survey from meeting the minimum standards set
09.13.06.11.htm 09.13.06.11. 11 Compliance with Federal, State, and Local Requirements.. The surveyor shall comply with all applicable federal, State, and local requirements related to the preparation of site plans, road and street plans, subdivision plans and plats, condominium plats, foundation certifications, wall checks, sediment and erosion control plans, storm drain plans, stormwater management design plans, and any other surveying work products.
09.13.06.12.htm 09.13.06.12. 12 Business Practices.. A. Before undertaking the performance of professional services for which payment or other consideration is expected, a surveyor or a duly authorized agent of the surveyor shall discuss at least the following with the requesting party:1) The type of survey required;. 2) The limits to be surveyed;. 3) The specific survey services to be provided;. 4) An approximate completion time schedule; and. 5) An agreement for payment.. B. For mutual protection,
09.13.06.13.htm 09.13.06.13. 13 Violation of Minimum Standards.. Violation of the minimum standards of practice by a professional land surveyor or a property line surveyor shall constitute grounds for disciplinary actions under Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 15, Annotated Code of Maryland.
09.13.06.14.htm 09.13.06.14. 14 Review.. The Board shall undertake a periodic review of the minimum standards of practice set forth in these regulations to assure their accuracy and completeness and shall make those changes, if any, it deems appropriate.
09.13.06.9999.htm 09.13.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 1, 1994 (21:22 Md. R. 1875). Annotation: Regulations .01―10, which were adopted effective December 1, 1994, can be found at 21:21 Md. R. 1875 and 21:11 Md. R. 958. Judicial action stayed the effectiveness of these regulations. Maryland Society of Surveyors et al. v. William A. Fogle et al. Case No. 94314037/CE 188625, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. A consent order, dated January 27, 1995, required the repeal of these regul
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