Improper Use of a Surveyor’s Seal

Kegler Brown Construction Newsletter

The Court of Appeals for Summit County has upheld the suspension of a professional surveyor's registration when he allowed his employees to place his signature and seal on mortgage location surveys that he never reviewed and did not have direct supervisory control over. Clark v. State Bd. of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors (1997), 121 Ohio App. 3d 278.

This case points out the risks for architects, engineers and surveyors who allow their seals or stamps to be used without adequate supervision and review.