Surveyors Registration Act
- Commenced on 13 June 1974
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
- [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]
2. Establishment of Surveyors Registration BoardThere is established a board to be known as the Surveyors Registration Board which shall, in that name, be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name and subject to this Act may do and suffer all such other acts and things as bodies corporate may lawfully do and suffer.
3. Functions of the boardThe functions of the board shall be to regulate and control the profession of surveyors and the activities of registered surveyors within Uganda, and to advise the Government in relation to those functions.
4. General powers of the boardThe board may do all such things as are calculated to facilitate or are incidental or conducive to better carrying out its functions and for this purpose, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, may—
5. Seal of the board
6. Membership of the board
7. Vice chairperson
Meetings of the board
8. Meetings of the board
9. Transaction of business by circulation of papersThe board may, if it thinks fit, transact any of its business by the circulation of papers; and a resolution in writing approved in writing by all the members of the board shall be as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a meeting of the board by the votes of the members so approving the resolution.
Registration of surveyors
11. Appointment of registrar
12. Register of surveyors
13. Publication of names, etc. in the Gazette
14. Evidence of registration
15. Qualifications for registration
16. Temporary registration
17. General disqualifications for registrationNo person shall be registered under this Act—
18. Power to correct the register
19. Issue of practising certificate
20. Refusal of practising certificateNotwithstanding section 19, the registrar shall refuse to issue to or renew a practising certificate of any registered surveyor who, on the date of his or her application for the certificate, has become subject to any of the disqualifications set out in section 17.
21. Inquiries by disciplinary committee
22. Penalties for misconductIf any registered surveyor—
23. Restoration to the register
24. Powers to suspend registration, etc.The board may suspend from the register the name of a registered surveyor—
25. Appeal to the High CourtAny person who is aggrieved by the decision of the board to cancel or suspend his or her registration under this Act or the decision of a disciplinary committee constituted under this Act may, within thirty days of the decision, appeal to the High Court, and the decision of the High Court shall be final.
26. Style of "registered surveyor"Every person whose name has been entered in the register shall, so long as his or her name remains in the register, be entitled to take and use the style and title "Registered Surveyor of Uganda" or the letters "R.S.U." after his or her name and subject to holding a valid practising certificate to offer his or her services to the public for gain or reward or by way of trade as a professionally qualified surveyor.
27. Restrictions on use of title
28. Offences and penaltiesAny person who—
29. RegulationsThe Minister may make regulations providing for—
30. Amendment of SchedulesThe Minister may, upon the recommendation of the board, by statutory order, amend the Schedules to this Act.
History of this document
13 June 1974