Re: Whether a licensed professional engineer is authorized to certify a subdivision plat in specific circumstances
June 6, 2022 – In response to the Board’s request, Attorney General Ken Paxton released Attorney General Opinion KP-0409 concerning Local Government Code Chapter 232, Subchapter B as it relates to certain subdivision platting in specific counties close to the Texas-Mexico Border. The ruling finds that, similar to the requirements for other areas of the State, both a land surveyor and an engineer should attest to the portions of the subdivision platting requirements of Local Government Code 232, Subchapter B corresponding to their respective areas of professional expertise or as otherwise provided in the law.
Click here for a copy of KP-0409
Applicants must have been a Texas R.P.L.S. for a minimum of 5 years. Refer to the application for further requirements at https://pels.texas.gov/sac
Section 1001.405 of the Texas Engineering Practice Act protects the use of the terms “engineer” and “engineering” in business names unless it is registered with the Board, employs a professional engineer registered in the State of Texas on a full-time basis, and is actively engaged in the practice of engineering. Before filing paperwork with the Board or the Texas Secretary of State’s office to incorporate a new business with some variation of “engineer” or “engineering” in its name, please Contact TBPELS to confirm the name will be compliant with the requirements of the Texas Engineering Practice Act.
All new applications postmarked before the application deadline will be worked for approval to sit for the
exam on September 30, 2022. The Payment deadline is September 9, 2022.
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