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The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors strongly believes that membership in an association dedicated to your profession is fundamental in keeping up-to-date on issues, laws, and regulations that affect your professional license and your business.

In addition to its member benefit programs, NYSAPLS is committed to providing its members with ethical guidance and statewide support, quality professional development opportunities, and accurate current information on technology developments that will assist you in your practices. Click here for more information on member benefit programs.

NYSAPLS offers various membership options outlined below. Regular and Associate membership classes are contingent upon membership in affiliated regional associations (listed below) accepted by NYSAPLS, and combined dues are collected.

Classes of Membership
Regular Member Registered land surveyor in NY who is a member in good standing in a local or regional association which has approved this Constitution and By-Laws and whose affiliation has been accepted by the NYSAPLS.
Regular Member (at large) Registered land surveyor in NY, who, for extraordinary reasons, would find active participation in the regional organization a significant hardship.
Associate Member Any person who is sponsored and approved by a local or regional association.
Student Member A college or postgraduate student whose interest in land surveying is exemplified by active participation in a regional assoc.
Intern Member One who has completed the requirements of the New York State Department of Education for title of Intern Surveyor.
Out of State Regular Member A land surveyor licensed in NY, who, is a member of his/her home state association, and whose home state association offers a reciprocal arrangement to NYSAPLS members.
Affiliate Member A PLS not registered in NY, or register in NY, but who does not, nor does his/her firm, practice in NY.
Corresponding Member Non-licensed or retired surveyors, residing outside NY, interested in receiving regular mailings of the Empire State Surveyor and other pertinent correspondence authorized by the Board of Directors.
Sustaining Member A firm or individual who by his/her interest in the land surveying profession has demonstrated support for the purposes and objectives of the Association.


Regional Assocations/Counties within

Allegheny Plateau Association of Professional Land Surveyors


Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Western Steuben

Black River Valley Association of Professional Land Surveyors                


Jefferson, Lewis

Catskill Area Association of Land Surveyors                                                     


Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie

Central New York Society of Land Surveyors                                                      


Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego

City Surveyors of Greater New York                                                                 


Kings, Brooklyn, New York, Queens, Richmond

Delaware-Hudson Land Surveyors Association                                                 


Orange, Rockland Sullivan

Eastern New York Society of Land Surveyors                                                   


Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association                                                


Livingston, Monroe, Ontairo, Wayne,  Yates

Long Island Association of Land Surveyors                                                     


Nassau, Suffolk, Queens

Mid-Hudson Valley Land Surveyors Association                                                


Dutchess, Ulster

Mohawk Valley Society of Professional Land Surveyors                                         


Herkimer, Oneida

Nassau-Suffolk Civil Engineers, Inc.                                                                


Nassau, Suffolk, Queens

Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association                                                       


Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming

Northern New York Association of Land Surveyors                                                    


Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence

Southern Finger Lakes Association of Professional Land Surveyors                 


Chemung, Eastern Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins

Southern Tier Association of Land Surveyors                                                       


Broome, Chenango, Tioga

Surveyors Association of Queenburo                                                   



Westchester-Putnam Association of Professional Land Surveyors, Inc.        


Westchester, Putnam

146 Washington Avenue
Land Surveyors Building
Albany, NY 12210
518-432-4046 -- (f) 518-432-4055

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