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In some parts of the state, watermasters allocate water between users and ensure compliance with water rights

Important information Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, temporary water right applications should be submitted directly to our Watermaster email box at

Please submit any payments for temporary water right applications to:

TCEQ Central Office
Mail Code 160, PO Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087

The TCEQ administers water rights in Texas.  Administration includes issuing new and amended water rights and enforcement of water rights.  Watermaster Programs enforce water rights within their jurisdictions and the TCEQ regional offices enforce water rights in all other areas of the state.

Watermaster Programs:

Map of the Watermaster Areas:

Watermaster jurisdiction map

Contact Information: 

TCEQ Watermaster Section
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
(512) 239-4600