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Stormwater Permits

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

HOTSmall (Phase II) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) General Permit, TXR040000 Renewal

The TCEQ has reissued the Small MS4 General Permit, TXR040000, with an effective date of January 24, 2019. This general permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater from small MS4s located in urbanized areas state-wide and certain non-stormwater discharges into surface water in the state.

Renewal Period: Permittees with current (active) authorizations have a 180-day grace period from the effective date of the renewed general permit to renew their existing authorization. The renewal period ends on July 23, 2019. Renewal applications along with an updated Stormwater Management Program need to be submitted on paper forms to TCEQ. The application fee is $400.00.

For more information about the new 2019 Small MS4 General Permit, Fact Sheet, Response to Comment documents, and the application forms, click on the link below:

General Permit TXR040000 for Phase II (Small) MS4s

Under Which Stormwater Permit Are You Regulated?

How to Check the Status of Your Permit

Water Quality General Permits Authorization and Application Query

Resources for Small Businesses & Local Governments

Assistance Tools for Stormwater Permitting

Stormwater Permit Fees

General Permit Stormwater and General Permit Wastewater Fee Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Billing for water quality annual fees and agency contacts for more detailed questions

Delinquent Fees and Penalties Will Affect Processing Applications

If you owe at least $25 in delinquent penalties or fees the TCEQ may place your facility on Warrant Hold with the Comptroller of Public Accounts.