Central Records Temporary Closure Notice

To ensure the safety of the public and Railroad Commission of Texas staff in response to COVID-19 pandemic, Central Records will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021 to be sanitized.
Customers wishing to make payments, conduct research, or submit paperwork in person on this day, will need to do so before 2 p.m.
Central Records will reopen on Monday, December 13.

Injection Permit Types

The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates several types of injection wells under a federally approved Underground Injection Control (UIC) program under the Safe Drinking Water Act. These include wells for enhanced recovery, waste disposal, and brine mining. The Commission also regulates wells for underground hydrocarbon storage. Learn more about the different types of injection wells.


EPA Evaluations of Texas Underground Control Program

The Railroad Commission of Texas receives a yearly U.S. Environmental Protection Agency evaluation for its work protecting underground sources of drinking water through the RRC’s Underground Injection Control Program.