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Although the Capitol Complex is open to the public the Department of State is not open for visitors to enter NOB offices. Those constituents who wish to drop of materials for the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations or the Bureau of Elections should be advised to utilize the drop box across the street at the entrance of the Keystone Complex.
Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs staff are continuing to process applications as quickly as possible during this emergency. In order to increase the number of health care providers to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, the Governor has suspended certain licensing provisions. Due to the public health risk surrounding the Coronavirus, we are currently unable to accept walk-in customers and phone calls. For all inquiries, please utilize the email addresses found on the Board Contact Information webpage.
The processing of licenses and permits for health care practitioners continues to be a priority. Please refer to www.pals.pa.gov/verify to check the status of a license or permit.
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State Board of Landscape Architects
The State Board of Landscape Architects regulates the licensure and registration of landscape architects in order to safeguard the life, health and property of citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The functions of the Board include the promulgation of qualifications for a landscape architect license and the granting, revocation or suspension of a license and registration to practice landscape architecture.
Electronic Signatures and Seals During Covid-19 Pandemic
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, social distancing guidance from the Federal and State government and remote work is making it difficult for Landscape Architects to issue final or complete documents to clients, where Landscape Architects might interpret existing regulations to require a physical stamp and signature. The Department of State is providing this notice to clarify that all licensees of the State Board of Landscape Architects may utilize electronic/digital signatures and seals until such time that Governor Wolf determines that the statewide emergency proclamation may be lifted. Electronic/digital signatures and seals affixed during this statewide emergency shall be recognized as originals notwithstanding the end of the current statewide emergency.
Information on the Governor’s Plan to Reopen Pennsylvania
The plan for Pennsylvania can be found here:
More information on the full process to Reopen Pennsylvania can be found here
IF YOUR LICENSE IS EXPIRED YOU MUST CONTACT THE BOARD OFFICE TO REQUEST A REACTIVATION APPLICATION.
Please provide your license number and full name as it appears on your license when emailing or calling the Board office. If you do not know your license number, you can search for your license at
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legal advice or
advisory opinions, including
interpretations of the law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any given case or scenario. You are invited to contact a private attorney or professional organization for advice or guidance.