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  • April 19, 2014 ~ NJSPLS 35th Anniversary Gala - SOLD OUT!

NJSPLS Announces Annual Awards

The New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors is pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Awards.

  • Surveyor of the Year ~ John Rossi, PLS
  • William T. Murray Lifetime Achievement ~ Robert Heggan, PLS
  • William T. Murray Lifetime Achievement ~ Nicholas Wunner, PLS, PE
  • William T. Murray Lifetime Achievement ~ John Gauntt, PLS
  • Paul Fenerty Technician of the Year ~ Michael Dolan
  • Friend of the Society ~ Keystone Precision Instruments

The awards will be presented on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the NJSPLS 35th Anniversary Gala Celebration at the Clarion in Toms River, NJ. <read more>

NSPS News and Views

Click the link above for the latest news from NSPS

"Case of the Orphan Cherry Tree"

Lew Conley, PLS sent us the following article. It is a true story about the "Case of the Orphan Cherry Tree" that was recently published in the Cape May County Herald. It is worthy of all surveyors and property owners to read and heed.  Click here to download article

NJSPLS would like to hear from you! If you have similar stories or experiences that you would like to share, please email them to

Online LOMC ~ Now Processes both Amendment and Revision Requests

FEMA has successfully launched new capabilities to the Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC)! Requestors may now submit both Amendment and Revision applications through Online LOMC. This convenient web tool is now an alternative to the paper MT-EZ, MT-1, and MT-2 forms.

There are many benefits to applying for a LOMC online:
¨ Submit, pay, and upload supporting documentation for all LOMC requests through one single online platform
¨ Applicants may save information online and finish applying at their convenience
¨ Clear and intuitive interface makes applying user-friendly
¨ Frequent applicants can manage multiple LOMC requests online
¨ Applicants can check their application status in real-time
¨ More efficient communications with LOMC processing staff

For more information about Online LOMC, visit If you have any questions, please contact

NJSPLS Joins NSPS Membership Initiative

Over the past several months the Directors of NJSPLS have been discussing whether NJSPLS should become part of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) 100% membership program, making all state society members national members. These deliberations have taken place at the chapter and state directors meetings.

At the April Directors meeting it was approved overwhelmingly (one nay) that NJSPLS participate in the 100% membership program. At the May meeting a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the 100% membership program was approved unanimously! <more>

New FEMA Elevation Certificate Issued

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate has issued the most recent NFIP Elevation Certificate  (FEMA Form 086-0-33) .

The latest version of the Elevation Certificate has finally been issued in its entirety (having first been posted November 12 with missing pages). The FEMA library states that there will be a 12-month phase in of the revised form, with that transition period beginning August 1, 2012 (the date stamped on the form, not when it was released to the public). The new form must be used after July 31, 2013.   <read more and download the form here>

Job Opportunities

NEW POSTING!  Check out the latest job opportunities by clicking here!

Plagued by Flood Zone Determinations? Professional Land Surveyors to the Rescue

Please click here to download the article written by William McGrath, PLS on this topic.

Monitoring Well Certification

**The new Monitoring Well Certification Form B has been posted.

See (all SRP Forms) or (direct link to Monitoring Well Certification Form B) 

New Title Recordation Law Goes Into Effect

On January 17, 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed P.L. 2011 c. 217 into law. This bill revised the statutory scheme for title recording in New Jersey. It also repeals the "The Map Filing Law" (MFL) but not the provisions found in it. The chart (click to download) gives the comparison of the old “Map Filing Law” to the Recordation Act and indicates where the “MFL” Sections can be found in the act. <more>

Is Lady Liberty a Jersey Girl?

New Jersey vs. New York: From Ellis Island to Liberty Island, by William E. McGrath, PLS.  Please click on the title above to read more, or click here to download.

Now Available!

Surveyors and Mappers of Monmouth County"Surveyors and Mappers of Monmouth County New Jersey 1851 to 1900" by Robert Frank Kunes, PLS and edited by Wendy Lathrop, PLS is now available through NJSPLS.   This 322-page volume, published by the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, is composed of sixteen chapters and one hundred fourteen illustrations, along with a supporting documents CD.

All profits from the sale of this book support the NJSPLS Michael J. Galante Military Service Scholarship. For information on how to order, please click here.

Good Points

Informational Services Chart Now Available!

NJSPLS’s new public relations initiative is a one page informational chart entitled “Services That May Only Be Performed by a New Jersey Professional Land Surveyor.”  Click the chart at the left to download a copy of the chart complete with links to the various statutes and regulations.  NJSPLS also has a limited supply of laminated copies for our members to distribute.  Please email NJSPLS if you would like to obtain this chart or download the PDF version here.



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