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Welcome to the PLSC Website!

PLSC is a non-profit association dedicated to the improvement of land surveying education and practice. We encourage land surveying professionals and individuals interested in our profession to participate in our upcoming events, visit our Chapter websites and get involved! This is a great profession, and PLSC is here to support the profession to continually improve the practice within Colorado.

Need a Land Surveyor?

PLSC cannot recommend one surveyor over another. If you need a land surveyor, please  go to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and download the list of Colorado licensed surveyors and also check for any disciplinary actions against a particular surveyor under the "Verify License Tab" on the DORA site. Certified Federal Surveyors are listed at Be sure to check references for the surveyor you are considering hiring.


NEW! NSPS Surveyor Podcast
Posted December 03, 2019

Looking for a new podcast? NSPS is proud to announce their new podcast, "SURVEYOR SAYS!" featuring all things surveying. here's the link:


Do you know a surveyor that PLSC should recognize?
Posted January 11, 2018

PLSC Awards include:
Surveyor of the Year
Distinguished Service
Presidential Citation
Honorary Life Membership
Membership Certificate


Clarification of Requirements to Apply for License
Posted October 26, 2016

What are the requirements to apply for a land surveyor license in Colorado? What education is required? Click on this story to access the answers from DORA.


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Member Spotlight

PLSC would like to introduce you to our members. If you would like to submit your photo and information for a future Spotlight, email the information to

Ian Cortez, PLS, RWA, has been in the land surveying, mapping, civil engineering and right-of-way fields for 30 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Civil Engineering Technology from Colorado State University in Pueblo (formally known as University of Southern Colorado) in 1989. During his undergrad education, he interned for the Bureau of Land Management for 3 summers and gained some invaluable cadastral surveying experience. After graduation, Mr. Cortez and his wife moved to southern California where he worked as a project surveyor and obtained his professional land surveyor license in 1993. Then in 1996, Ian and his family moved back to Colorado where he worked as a project surveyor, project manager and department manager for three engineering consulting firms. In 1998, Mr. Cortez obtained his professional land surveyor license from the great state of Colorado. Currently, Ian is employed with the Adams County Public Works Department and serves as the Right-of-Way Supervisor.

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Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado
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Check out our chapters:
Central Colorado Professional Surveyors | Colorado Spatial Reference Network | Northern Chapter - PLSC | Northwest 1/4 Colorado Land SurveyorsSouthern Chapter Professional Land Surveyors | Southwestern Chapter - PLSC, Inc. | Western Colorado Land Surveyors