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Surface Water Rights and Availability

Water rights in Texas, water conservation plans, drought contingency plans, environmental flows, and ensuring compliance.

 HOT Water Right applications should be submitted in two parts: an electronic copy should be submitted directly to WRPT@tceq.texas.govand one hard copy should be submitted to the TCEQ Central Office, Mail Code 160 with the required payment. If the files are too large to be submitted via e-mail, TCEQ's FTP may be utilized. Please visit the FTP help siteExit the TCEQ for more information on how to transfer. If you need to submit a Water Right application via FTP, please send an e-mail to WRPT@tceq.texas.gov for further direction on how to transfer these files to staff.

Change of Ownership requests may be submitted directly to WRCOO@tceq.texas.gov. If your files are too large to be submitted via e-mail, TCEQ's FTP may be utilized. Please visit the FTP help siteExit the TCEQ for more information on how to transfer. If you need to submit a Change of Ownership via FTP, please send an e-mail to WRCOO@tceq.texas.gov for further direction on how to transfer these files to staff.

HOT TCEQ Water Rights ViewerExit the TCEQ - The TCEQ Water Rights Viewer includes information about water rights authorizations and other water related information. A user can find information about the location of authorized water rights points, a copy of the water right and the Adjudication Final Determination, current ownership of the water right, recent water use data, and TCEQ’s adopted environmental flow standards.

Water Rights: Permits, Change of Ownerships, and Water Supply Contracts

Water Rights: Water Use Reports and Data

Water Rights: Technical Resources

Rules and Regulations

Watermasters

Water use is regulated by watermaster programs in some areas.

TCEQ Regional Offices

Contact a local TCEQ office to submit a complaint or to request temporary use of state water.

Assistance for Small Business and Local Government

Resources specifically tailored to help small business and local governments comply with environmental regulations.