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Empire State Surveyor
Association members receive a subscription to the national award winning magazine which provides updates on legislative and regulatory information, current events, association activities, as well as useful articles for the licensed Land Surveyor.
Regional Meetings
With 18 Regional Associations statewide, regional meetings are held monthly and often feature guest speakers and informative programs.

Annual Conference/Professional Development
Member discounts are provided for professional development courses, including our Annual Surveyors Conference featuring over 20 educational seminars, networking events, and the largest tradeshow in the Northeast. The annual conference is an excellent opportunity to network and learn from other industry professionals. In addition, NYSAPLS conducts seminars in convenient locations throughout the state designed to offer affordable quality continuing education.

Legislative Representation
NYSAPLS has an extremely active Legislative/Executive Committee which works closely with the association's lobbyist in Albany to promote the goals and initiatives of the organization. Legislation and regulations impacting the surveying profession are regularly monitored. Members can view legislative issues on our website by clicking the Advocacy option on the left.
Insurance Programs

NYSAPLS offers customized insurance programs specifically designed to address the unique needs of land surveyors.


Liability, Property/Casualty & More... These insurance programs can be accessed through two licensed insurance brokers. Members are invited to contact these individuals who can assess your unique needs and offer free quotes on a variety of insurance products, including our premier property/casualty and professional liability insurance program.

BIA/Treiber Group, a division of the A.J. Gallagher Co. of NY -

Patrick Maher, Vice President
377 Oak Street
Garden City, NY  11530
(f) 516-622-2680

Insure Care Brokers, Inc. - Long Island Office
Finola Bianco, President
9 Greenhaven Way
Centerport, NY  11721
(f) 631-757-7518


Insure Care Brokers, Inc. - Buffalo Office
Beverly Taggart
(f) 716-833-8982


Health Care Insurance...  Through your NYSAPLS membership, you also have access to a choice of health insurance coverage options offered by our national affiliate, NSPS!  Click here for details.
Payroll Services

Looking for an easier way to process your payroll? Ovation Payroll, the endorsed payroll provider of NYSAPLS offers solutions designed to reduce costs and simplify the process of producing your payroll. Ovation Payroll includes:

  • Online payroll through "Ovation... Ovation's proprietary online payroll solution, is designed to simplify the payroll process withouy having to sacrifice functionality. With 24-hour access and real-time payroll reporting, Ovation offers flexibility and functionality to meet the demands of today's businesses.
  • Complete tax service... Payroll taxes can be confusing and time consuming. Ovation will ease your burden by filing, processing, and making the deposits for your Federal, State and most local taxes. We will also provide you with copies of quarterly returns and year end unemployment reconciliation.
  • Discount program... Begin processing your payroll with Ovation and we will give you a 15% DISCOUNT off your processing fees!
  • Employee payroll portal... Employees may access paystubs, view W-2's, and file notices with Human Resources online through our secure site.

To learn how Ovation Payroll can help streamline your payroll process, contact NYSAPLS payroll specialist, Steve Ruffino, 585-303-1332.

Credit Card Processing

Low-cost credit card processing

NYSAPLS members have access to a low-cost Credit Card Processing Program through Retail Council Services Corp. (RCSC). A major force in the processing market, RCSC’s program with Global Payments Direct, Inc., one of the world’s largest processors, leverages the combined strength of more than 1,300 small and mid-sized businesses to negotiate preferred pricing. It’s group buying power at its best!

RCSC offers:

  • Great low rates and no start-up fees!
  • Credit card processing terminals, printers and PIN pads at steeply discounted prices.
  • Friendly, professional processing experts to assist you with questions.
  • A review of your account every quarter in search of additional ways to help you save.
  • Support NYSAPLS by considering this Member Advantage Program. Call Nicholl Bautochka at (800) 442-3589 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST) or email her at for more information. You can also learn more about this program here.
RCSC also offers the lowest quarterly-bill rates available on Statutory Disability Insurance (DBL) in New York State to NYSAPLS members. Nicholl can also be of assistance with this program.

The Credit Card Processing Program is administered by Retail Council Services Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Retail Council of New York State. Merchant agreement is with Global Payments Direct, Inc. RCSC is a member of the Electronic Transactions Association.
The Arthur D. Shaw Memorial Fund provides educational assistance to undergraduate students to ensure the future of the land surveying profession. Awards recognizing achievements in the land surveying profession are awarded annually.
Member discounts are available on a wide range of surveying publications found in the NYSAPLS Bookstore. Visit our Bookstore.

The NYSAPLS website consists of numerous resources for members and the public. The on-line membership directory is a useful tool utilized by consumers to locate a licensed Land Surveyor. Member licensees are listed both alphabetically and by county. Members may also use the site to post classified ads, such as employment postings.

The Arthur D. Shaw Memorial Fund provides educational assistance to undergraduate students to ensure the future of the land surveying profession. Awards recognizing achievements in the land surveying profession are awarded annually.

Public Relations

NYSAPLS goal is to positively influence the public's perception of the Land Surveyor and educate the public about the role and responsibilities of the professional surveyor.

Leadership Development

Members can expand their professional horizons by participating on a committee either as a member or as a chair. Active committee participation provides a wonderful opportunity to take a leadership role in local, state, and professional affairs, while developing personal leadership style and establishing wide range contacts.

Business and Professional Services

NYSAPLS provides a headquarters office with two full-time staff members to assist with questions and concerns, and to provide up-to-date accurate information regarding the land surveying profession in New York.


Networking and Mentoring Opportunities

NYSAPLS offers a variety of networking opportunities to learn from other industry professionals. Networking is a powerful way to enhance your career. The networking events and mentoring opportunities that NYSAPLS offers are designed to encourage a strong social network that will offer generations of surveying knowledge and "real world" experience to those who are practicing or studying the surveying profession. For more information on networking and mentoring programs visit:


Right of Entry Law ID Cards

For the convenience of our members, NYSAPLS has condensed the Right of Entry Law (Law § 9-105) on a business card size template for easy printing. The cards are available to members electronically or paper print-outs. The cards can easily be ran through any laser printer, if you wish to print your company business card or employee I.D. cards on the reverse side.  If you wish to receive a few sheets of the cards (10 cards per page), or would like the electronic file for your own printing, please contact our office.

Company Health and Safety Plans

A health and safety plan is one of the distinct elements a company must address when dealing with safety and health either at their office or at remote work locations. Robert Francis, Supervising Safety & Health Consultant, has compiled a a packet of forms and templates to assist companies in developing a health and safety plan. NYSAPLS members can view/print these handouts here:

NYSAPLS License Plates

Available for members only, these attractive plates proudly display the NYSAPLS Logo. Choose from either the standard or personalized option. For fee information visit: 
***Click here to print the order form***


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

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