Plats; approval or acceptance
Sec. 2. A plat showing streets, lots, blocks, or any subdivision of land in Indiana may not be:
(1) approved by a county planning or zoning authority; or
(2) accepted for transfer or recording by a county auditor or recorder;
that has not been prepared or certified and sealed by the responsible professional surveyor.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.178-1997, SEC.20; P.L.57-2013, SEC.73.
Maps; underground workings of mines
Sec. 3. All maps required to show the underground workings of any mine in Indiana must be prepared, certified, and sealed by a professional engineer or professional surveyor.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.57-2013, SEC.74.
Limitations on practice
Sec. 4. The practice of surveying does not permit a professional surveyor to design and construct sewage disposal stations, lift stations, or bridges or to prepare engineering plans for the construction of engineering projects other than those prescribed in IC 25-21.5-1-7.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.178-1997, SEC.21; P.L.57-2013, SEC.75.
Sec. 6. (a) A professional surveyor:
(1) is personally responsible for designing and directing the training, procedures, and daily activities of an employee participating in any part of the survey; and
(2) shall maintain records that are reasonably necessary to establish that the responsibility of the professional surveyor for the employee that is required by this section has been fulfilled.
(b) Before a professional surveyor completes, seals, or signs a survey, plan, specification, plat, drawing, or report, all procedures followed and the decisions made by the employee who participated in the survey, plan, specification, plat, drawing, or report must be reviewed and approved by the professional surveyor.
As added by P.L.178-1997, SEC.23. Amended by P.L.57-2013, SEC.77.
Land surveyor entry on land, water, or property
Sec. 7. (a) As used in this section, "public utility" means a corporation, company, partnership, limited liability company, political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13), individual, association of individuals, or their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by a court that own, operate, manage, or control any plant or equipment within Indiana for the:
(1) conveyance of telephone messages;
(2) production, transmission, delivery, or furnishing of heat, light, water, or power; or
(3) collection, treatment, purification, and disposal in a sanitary manner of liquid and solid waste, sewage, night soil, and industrial waste.
(b) Subject to section 8 of this chapter and except as provided in subsection (c), a land surveyor and any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor may enter upon, over, or under any land, water, or property within Indiana for the limited purpose of the practice of land surveying. The land surveyor and any personnel under the supervision of the land surveyor may not interfere with any construction, operation, or maintenance activity being conducted upon the land, water, or property by the owner or occupant.
(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), a land surveyor and any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor may not enter:
(1) property owned or controlled by:
Identification before entry; liability for damage
Sec. 8. (a) To the extent practicable, before entering upon, over, or under any land, water, or property under section 7 of this chapter, a land surveyor and any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor shall present written identification to the occupant of the land, water, or property.
(b) A land surveyor and any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor is liable for any damage that may occur to the land, water, or property as a result of entry upon, over, or under the land, water, or property under section 7 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.83-2011, SEC.2.