Capitol Complex Construction

If you are planning to visit the Railroad Commission’s Austin offices in the William B. Travis state office building, please be aware of changes to traffic patterns and the availability of metered parking in the area due to the Capitol Complex Construction project.  Click here for additional information.

RRC Announces Reapplication Process for Expired Drilling Permits


As a part of the Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative, effective December 5, 2016, operators can reapply to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) for a new drilling permit for a well that was not spudded before the original drilling permit expired. Operators can reapply online using the RRC Online System or by submitting a hard copy request letter to the RRC.

This new process allows an operator to reapply for a new drilling permit and retain the original API number issued to the proposed well.  Along with this new functionality, if conditions on the lease/unit have not changed, the operator may choose to reuse certain documents provided with the original application, such as the plat or Form P-12, Certificate of Pooling Authority.

For more information on the reapplication process, visit the RRC website.

If you have any questions regarding this reapplication process, contact the RRC at or 512-463-6751.