Holiday Closure

In observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays, the RRC will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 and will reopen for regular business on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. We will respond to public inquiries at that time.

If you are contacting the RRC with a complaint or to report an incident, please call our 24-hour, toll-free emergency line at 844-773-0305 for immediate assistance.

Additionally, if you are an operator with an urgent need, such as processing an oil and gas drilling permit, you can locate the appropriate contact information using the RRC website at:

http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/holiday-closure-contact-information.

History of the Railroad Commission

The Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state and one of the oldest in the country.

The Railroad Commission was established in 1891 to regulate the rail industry of the 1800s. Since that time the Commission has been given the responsibility for overseeing the activities of many different industries.

The Commission considers protection of the environment and preservation of individual property rights to be two of its primary responsibilities. The Commission, through its employees, has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation.



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