The Association of
Nova Scotia Land Surveyors is a self-governing body, constituted
by the Land Surveyors Act. The objectives of the
association are to establish and maintain standards of
professional ethics, knowledge and skill among its members;
and to regulate the practice of professional land surveying in
order to protect the public.
The association was established in
1951 and incorporated in 1955 as the Association of Professional
Land Surveyors of Nova Scotia Incorporated, to be later changed
in 1968 to the Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors.
The association office
DOES NOT do surveys, nor keep any surveyors
files. If you would like to speak to a surveyor, you can
go to our "find a surveyor" page for contact information.
There is no set fee for a survey.
If you have come across
a survey marker and would like to know who it belongs to, there
should be a name or a 3-digit number on top of the marker.
You can search that person/number by going to our Historical
section under "find a surveyor", which shows who owns that
marker and whether they are still active. We do have a
file of some past surveyor members who passed their files on to
Anyone who removes a surveyor marker, other than a licensed
Land Surveyor, is guilty of a crime and punishable by law.
Please see Criminal Code 442 & 443 on the Government of Canada - Justice Laws website