326.03 License or certificate required.
Subdivision 1. Plans; documents. No person, except an architect, engineer, land surveyor, landscape architect, geoscientist, or certified interior designer, licensed or certified as provided for in sections 326.02 to 326.15 shall practice architecture, professional engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, or professional geoscience, or use the title certified interior designer, respectively, in the preparation of plans, specifications, reports, plats or other architectural, engineering, land surveying, landscape architectural, geoscientific, or interior design documents, or in the observation of architectural, engineering, land surveying, landscape architectural, geoscientific, or interior design projects. In preparation of such documents, reasonable care shall be given to compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, and building codes relating to design.
Subd. 2. Exceptions. Nothing contained in sections 326.02 to 326.15 shall prevent persons from advertising and performing services such as consultation, investigation, or evaluation in connection with, or from making plans and specifications for, or from supervising, the erection, enlargement, or alteration of any of the following buildings:
(a) dwellings for single families, and outbuildings in connection therewith, such as barns and private garages;
(b) two family dwellings;
(c) any farm building or accessory thereto; or
(d) temporary buildings or sheds used exclusively for construction purposes, not exceeding two stories in height, and not used for living quarters.
Subd. 3. Recording. No plat, map, or drawing of any survey or subdivision of lands required by law to be filed or recorded with the county recorder or registered with the registrar of titles of any county, shall be filed, recorded, or registered therein unless there shall be endorsed thereon a certification by a licensed land surveyor.
Subd. 4. Exception for persons elected in office. The provisions hereof shall not apply to any person holding an elective office when in discharging the duties thereof such person is required to do work or perform service of the character of work or service usually done or performed by an architect, engineer, land surveyor, landscape architect, or geoscientist.
Subd. 5. Insurance companies; rating bureaus. The provisions of sections 326.02 to 326.15 shall not apply to inspection and service work done by employees of insurance companies, their agents, or insurance rating bureaus.
HIST: (5697-2) 1921 c 523 s 2; 1933 c 404 s 1; 1945 c 380 s 2; Ex1967 c 28 s 2; 1975 c 83 s 1; 1975 c 329 s 4,5; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1976 c 222 s 138; 1978 c 577 s 1,2; 1Sp1981 c 4 art 1 s 30; 1987 c 8 s 1; 1987 c 384 art 1 s 30; 1989 c 329 art 5 s 15; 1990 c 562 art 5 s 11; 1992 c 507 s 6; 1995 c 206 s 8,9; 1998 c 324 s 9