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Water Rights Permits: Getting Permission to Use Surface Water

The use of surface water in Texas is regulated through a system of water rights. Learn more about these rights, how to obtain them, and applications under review.

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Pending Water Right Applications
Water right pending applications currently under review by the TCEQ.
Water Right Permit Applications
Links to permanent and temporary water right application forms; agency contacts.
Water Rights Database and Related Files
Links to TCEQ databases associated with surface water and its management.