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49 Pa. Code § 15.33. Seals</B>.

§ 15.33. Seals.

 (a)  An approved seal or stamp will be required for a registrant for the purpose of signing and sealing drawings, preliminary documents, specifications and contract documents or other work product.

 (b)  Only one registered landscape architect’s name may be used per seal. However, more than one seal or stamp may appear on drawings, specifications and documents or other work product.

 (c)  A registrant shall be required to obtain the authorized seal or a rubber stamp, bearing the registrant’s name and registration number and the legend ‘‘Registered Landscape Architect’’ together with a reference to Pennsylvania. A digital seal or rubber stamp identical to the prescribed seal may be obtained and used in lieu of, or in conjunction with, a metal seal.

 A sample seal is as follows:

Department of State

Landscape Architect

 (d)  A licensee who fails to obtain a seal or rubber stamp will be subject to disciplinary action and penalties under section 11(b) of the act (63 P.S. §  911(b)).

 (e)  When a registrant seals and signs landscape architectural drawings, reports, documents and other work product, one of the following methods must be used:

   (1)  Physical placement of a seal and a handwritten signature in permanent ink containing the name of the registrant.

   (2)  Digital placement of a seal and a handwritten signature in permanent ink containing the name of the registrant.

   (3)  Digital placement of a seal and a digital signature containing the name of the registrant.


   The provisions of this §  15.33 amended under section 812.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  279.3a); and sections 4(9) and 9 of the Landscape Architects’ Registration Law (63 P.S. § §  904(9) and 909).


   The provison of this §  15.33 amended May 29, 1992, effective May 30, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 2826; amended July 28, 2006, effective July 29, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 4003; amended December 16, 2022, effective December 17, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 7706. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (321951).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  15.32a (relating to definitions).

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