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

HOT 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, issues new and amended water rights and certificates of adjudication, and cancels water rights. During times of water shortage the watermaster programs manage surface water and enforce water rights.

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