Surveyors and Mappers Move from Department of Business and Professional Regulation to Department of Agriculture and consumer Services Oct. 1
September 25, 2009
TALLAHASSEE—Effective Oct. 1, the Board of Surveyors and Mappers and all related licensing and regulatory functions will move to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Surveyors and Mappers make exact measurements and determine property boundaries, provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes. There are approximately 4,300 state-licensed Surveyors and Mappers.
“We’ve enjoyed serving Florida’s surveyors and mappers and are grateful for the leadership of Commissioner Charles Bronson during this transition. Through teamwork with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, we can ensure uninterrupted service to industry members,” stated Secretary Charles W. Drago.
The DBPR’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. DBPR licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.
“We welcome the opportunity to serve Florida’s professional surveyors and mappers, who provide such a vital service in a state like Florida,” Commissioner Bronson said. “We are excited that they are coming here and are committed to providing their members the best service possible.”