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Stormwater Permits

Requirements related to water quality permitting for stormwater runoff from construction sites, industrial facilities, and publicly operated storm drains.

Hot TopicRenewal of Multi-Sector General Permit (TXR050000)

Written public comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 2015.
Written comments may be submitted to:
Office of the Chief Clerk (MC 105)
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Or electronically

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Renewed General Permit for Small MS4s

The TCEQ adopted the renewed Small MS4 General Permit TXR040000 on December 11, 2013. This general permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater runoff from small MS4s located in urbanized areas based on the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census.

Under Which Stormwater Permit am I Regulated?

How to Check the Status of Your Permit

For up-to-date information on your permit application, use the Water Quality General Permits Authorization and Application Query.

Stormwater Permits Resources for Small Businesses & Local Governments

Assistance Tools for Stormwater Permitting

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Contact the TCEQ Stormwater and Wastewater Permitting Programs.