June 26, 2009

The Board of Registration of Landscape Architects announces imposition of a $1,000 Civil Administrative Penalty against David Desmit of Sharon.

The Board imposed the penalty in a Final Decision and Order, in which the Board found that Desmit held himself out as conducting a "Landscape Architecture" practice for which he was not duly licensed or authorized by law.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at http://www.mass.gov/dpl/ and select the check a license option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.