If you wish to operate as a Land Surveyor in Denmark on a permanent basis, you will need a licence as a chartered Land Surveyor from the Danish Geodata Agency. Temporary and occasional provision of cadastral services can be made by Land Surveyors or Land Surveying companies established in another EU/EEA country following a declaration to the Danish Geodata Agency.
How to apply?
Application for licences to operate as a land surveyor can be made by filling out the application form found here or sending it, with the relevant documentation, to the Danish Geodata Agency. Help and assistance can be found in the step-by-step guide on submission.
Declarations for temporary and occasional provision of cadastral services must include the following information regarding the Land Surveyor/Land Surveying company:
- Information regarding any professional insurance or similar held by the party
- Documentation of the party’s identity and nationality
- Attestation from the competent authority in the country of establishment to the effect that the party is legally established, and performs activities corresponding to chartered surveying activities in Denmark, and that, at the time when the attestation was issued, the party was not prohibited, permanently or temporarily from performing this activity
- Documentation of the party’s professional qualifications, and
- If the profession is not regulated in the country of establishment, documentation that the party has performed activities corresponding to chartered surveying activities in Denmark for at least two years out of the past ten years.
Direct access to application
Temporary or occasional pursuit
Temporary and occasional provision of cadastral services can be made by land surveyors or land surveying companies established in another EU/EEA country after declaration to the Danish Geodata Agency before any work commences (see contact information below).
Establishing a business
Licence as a Land Surveyor in Denmark normally requires a university degree in Land Management (MSc. in Surveying, Planning and Land Management), combined with at least three years of professional experience in the employment of a practicing land surveyor, doing cadastral work. EU/EEA citizens can apply for recognition of their professional qualifications under the EU rules.
Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses
The same requirements apply as for EU citizens and businesses.
No fee required.
When can I expect an answer?
The decision on whether or not to issue a licence as a chartered Land Surveyor will be made as soon as possible after the complete application is received. In straight forward cases you can expect to get an answer from the Danish Geodata Agency within 12 weeks. If the decision cannot be reached within 12 weeks the Danish Geodata Agency will contact you and inform you, when you can expect an answer on your application.
The authorisation will not be regarded as having been granted if the Danish Geodata Agency has not replied within the set time.
In case of rejection
If the Danish Geodata Agency decides to reject your application for a licence as a chartered Land Surveyor, you will receive a reasoned notification.
If you disagree with the decision by the Danish Geodata Agency to refuse your application, you can bring the case before a court of law.
Who to contact for questions?
Danish Geodata Agency
DK-2400 Copenhagen NV
Public registers and databases
If you wish to have more information about the branch, these private organisations could be relevant for you:
Danish Association of Chartered Surveyors
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Legal basis in Danish law
You can find more information, including unofficial English translations of the relevant rules on the Danish Geodata Agency’s website.