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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.

Water Rights: Am I Regulated

Brief overview of water rights, with links to related information and relevant application forms.

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.