Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors

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 another surveyor.

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 here.