TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1270 ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1270.58 SEAL AND SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS
Section 1270.58 Seal and Signature Requirements
a) Every individual professional land surveyor shall have a reproducible seal or facsimile, which may be computer generated, the impression of which shall contain the name of the land surveyor, his or her place of business, the license number of the professional land surveyor, and the words "Professional Land Surveyor, State of Illinois". A professional land surveyor shall seal all documents prepared by or under the direct supervision and control of the professional land surveyor. Any seal on a plat of survey, which bears the name of a professional design firm, rather than bearing the name of the individual licensed professional land surveyor responsible for the survey, shall be deemed an invalid seal. The individual licensee's written signature and date of signing, along with the date of license expiration, shall be placed adjacent to the seal. The licensee may provide, at his or her sole discretion, an original signature in the licensee's handwriting, a scanned copy of the document bearing an original signature, or a signature generated by a computer.
b) It is unlawful to affix one's seal to documents if doing so masks the true identity of the person who actually exercised direction, control and supervision of the preparation of that work. A Professional Land Surveyor who seals and signs documents is not responsible for damage caused by subsequent changes to or uses of those documents when the subsequent changes or uses, including changes or uses made by State or local government agencies, are not authorized or approved by the Professional Land Surveyor who originally sealed and signed the documents.
(Source: Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 14826, effective November 13, 2015)