COVID-19 Agency News

With the Governor’s disaster declaration and Executive Order related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and his direction to state agencies to provide flexible work and telework policies to employees, the RRC will maintain limited skeleton crews at the William B. Travis building (WBT) and district/regional offices, with other employees telecommuting. This is in effect Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

The Railroad Commission of Texas Open Meeting scheduled for March 31, 2020 has been cancelled.

Important Note for In-person Filings
In an effort to ensure the safety of the public and Railroad Commission staff during the COVID-19 concerns, the RRC is not accepting in-person filings at this time. You may submit filings via U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or United Parcel Service.

RRC Training Center Classes and Exams Cancelled - Update


In accordance with Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Training Center will be cancelling all in-person classes and all exams until further notice, including walk-in exams in Austin.

Online classes for continuing education are currently available and more will be added soon. Please check the Calendar of Events for new opportunities to attend these online courses. The calendar is available on the RRC website at

All students/examinees already scheduled for classes and exams will be notified if the scheduled event is cancelled. If the event is cancelled, they must reregister online for another opportunity to attend the scheduled event. All fees paid toward previously scheduled events will transfer to those new dates.

If you have questions, please contact the RRC at